Photos: Jakub Polomski
With its looming mountain ranges, sweeping grassland steppes and enormous glaciers, Patagonia is one of those grand, magical places on Earth that will leave you wondering, "Is this place even real?"
Polish photographer Jakub Polomski, 29, spent a month exploring this scenic yet vulnerable region of South America, and judging by the photos he brought back, it's safe to say this was the adventure of a lifetime.
Polomski began his journey in Santiago, Chile and logged nearly 5,000 miles of driving before finally wrapping up the journey in Ushuaia, Argentina — the southernmost city in the world. Along the way, he traveled primarily through the Patagonian Desert while also making stops at some of the most scenic places the region has to offer, including the mountains of El Chaltén (above), the Perito Moreno glacier (below) and the craggy peaks of Torres del Paine.
He captured a whopping 5,000 images during his travels, but it took him nearly a year to edit them down to just 5 percent of the original batch. The diligent post-processing work clearly paid off, though — the resulting collection of images (which can viewed in its entirety on his website, JakubPolomski.com or on Polomski's Facebook page) is stunning.
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