14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Cerro Llao Llao

Friday night Sept. 2, three friends and I climbed Llao Llao in Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina. After 45 minutes of walking, illuminating the path with flashlights, we reached the viewpoint shown above after midnight. The night sky and the Milky Way were absolutely breathtaking! This panorama consists of eight photographs, taken at 1:25 a.m. From left to right across the Patagonia landscape is Lago (Lake) Moreno, Cerro López, Lago Nahuel Huapi (Tristeza branch), Cerro Capilla and Lago Nahuel Huapi (Blest branch). Across the sky, also from left to right are the Large Magellanic Cloud, Small Magellanic Cloud (above Large Magellanic Cloud), the Southern Cross (just above Lago Moreno), Antares, Saturn and Mars (just above Cerro Capilla - Mars is slightly brighter than the other two).

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2016
Date Uploaded: 10.2016
Photo Location: San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Copyright: © Federico Viegener