From the seemingly timeless Southern areas to the modern heart of Buenos Aires, Argentina is a lively county with wide spaces, soaring peaks and a unique culture.

Let’s wander around Argentina in today’s installment of the DPS Travel Photography Inspiration Project.

And if you would like to be involved in the next country’s post, drop me a line here.


Street Tango in Buenos Aires  by Anand Gopol

Tango dancers strike a pose on Florida Street in Buenos Aires.

Tip: While in Buenos Aires, walk, walk, walk. It’s a great walking city and downtown is drizzled with street artists and dancers. On many street corners, one can find a tango troupe such as this one with a speaker busting out some music and a hat that’s being passed around.


Local young couple in colourful La Boca, Buenos Aires by Joshua Raif


This is Buenos Aires’ iconic national historic monument, the obelisk, located in Plaza de la Republica by Ken Duquaine

We were in Argentina for a few days between Christmas and New Years Day this past year before leaving on a trip to Antarctica.  There is a considerable difference in weather conditions between Buenos Aires (very warm) and Ushuaia (much cooler), so anyone traveling to Argentina and planning on seeing both areas would do well to pack clothing that will accommodate a fairly wide range of temperatures. 


Glacier trekking at Perito Moreno by Will Villiers-Tuthill


rain-clouds over bariloche by Michael Robert Powell

I was above the town of Bariloche in Patagonia; bad weather can bring nice shots, too. The image was a bit flat so I tweaked it to make the image pop more (without getting too HDR).


Enjoying the local Mate by Joshua Raif

Colourful local characters on San Telmo square are usually happy to be photographed. In good weather the square is full of action: crafts stands, musicians, tango dancers, and is surrounded by old and beautiful architecture.


A window with character in La Boca by Ken Duquaine

Right Whale Breeching

Right Whale Breeching: Puerto Madryn by Will Villiers-Tuthill


girl staring into rainbow – iguazu falls by Michael Robert Powell

A lucky few seconds, in which I took a few shots and this was the best. Simply, have your camera ready.


Upsala Glacier Viewpoint, Patagonia by Joshua Raif

Since boat access has been blocked by the melting glaciers, this remote site now requires a full day trip which combines a boat ride on Argentina lake together with a 4X4 dirt road drive from Estancia Cristina. This full day trip contains a wide variety of photo opportunities which include icebergs on the lake, the old ranch itself, sculptured trees, rock formations recently sculpted by the melting glaciers and the panoramic viewpoint itself.


Plaza de Mayo, the scene of the May 25, 1810, revolution leading to Argentina’s independence, and a major center for political activity in Buenos Aires by Ken Duquaine

Nest Building

Birds building nests outside Ushuaia by Will Villiers-Tuthill

quiet streets of downtown – buenos aires by Michael Robert Powell


A modern neighborhood of Buenos Aires by Joshua Raif


Ushuaia, known in Argentina as the “End of the World” owing to its being the southernmost city in the world and the staging area for boat trips through the Drake Passage to Antarctica by Ken Duquaine


Ushuaia – the coordinates are on the signposts by Will Villiers-Tuthill


changing the guards – buenos aires by Michael Robert Powell

Get low for some shots. This was taken years ago on a video camera and hence is only a low-res still image (but better than nothing). I played with the lighting later.


A 19th century coffee shop on San Telmo square, still in operation by Joshua Raif

Buenos Aires still boasts 19th & early 20th century architecture and establishments which appear more authentic than those found in Europe or the U.S.



The very colorful La Boca neighborhood of Buenos Aires where the sights, smells and activity complement the “over the top” colors of the buildings by Ken Duquaine

HDR tonemapped

snowy mountains behind ushuaia by Michael Robert Powell

Apart from the great scenery, the inclusion of a person (bottom left) gives it a real sense of scale. This is close-to straight out of the camera; a near-monochrome shot.

Thank you again to all the DPS reader-contributors who participated. If you would like to be involved in the next country’s post, drop me a line here.