Photographer's Note

The Place
This is the El Tatio Geysers. According to some reports, El Tatio is the highest geyser field in the world at more than 4,200mts of altitude. More info here.

In 2001 I was assigned in a project in Chile, my home country. I had to supervise the construction of the base for the first radio telescope of the ALMA project (Atacama Large Millimetre Array) for the NAOJ (National Astronomic Observatory of Japan). You can check details of this very interesting project here.
The project site was almost 70 km from San Pedro de Atacama (altitude 2,450 mts), at an altitude of more than 4,800 mts (17,767ft). We had to go up and down to the site everyday. Although I lived in the middle of one of the top attractions of Chile, I had little chance to visit some of those places. Only the last weekend there I had the time and I could get up early (before 4AM) and drive to El Tatio, a wonderful place. I am so glad I was assigned here.. very lucky.

- Scanned film

Photo Information
Viewed: 2490
Points: 70
Additional Photos by Jorge Muller (Bruno40) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 949 W: 106 N: 1450] (6658)
View More Pictures