In the Patagonia Puma Reserve, the movements of the wildlife are tracked with 15 hidden cameras.
The main goal of the Awasi Patagonia Puma Foundation is to maintain a healthy and thriving ecosystem in and around the Torres del Paine National Park in southern Chile.
With enthusiasm and anticipation, the guides examine the hidden cameras that have been installed in the Puma Reserve.
The pictures show impressive activities that occur with a puma. A feast for many small and large creatures (warning: The king waits until the end). In addition to a flowering puma population, the amount of birds that are seen in the reserve is improbably large. There is no doubt that the effort to create a protected area for the wildlife of Patagonia has paid off and will continue to pay. Even hidden cameras are no guarantee for stunning shots. But sometimes an absolute gemism is captured.
Although pumas can be found throughout Patagonia, torres del Paine National Park has an exceptionally high density, making it one of the most popular and sought-after destinations in the world to observe and photograph these fascinating animals. This is mainly due to the wide range of guanacos (a favorite food for the puma) in the Patagonian steppe as well as the additional protection against hunting and persecution that Pumas have received in recent years in the national park and the surrounding area. Torres del Paine is a fantastic destination in Patagonia to make an organized Puma tracking tour. Pumas are usually discovered at dawn and dusk. So prepare for a few early mornings with binoculars!
Your Dr. Julia Malchow
Owner & Founder