Photo of the Day: The Rugged Gauchos of Argentine Patagonia

Back home in Texas, we still have our cowboys. Our vaqueros. Though it’s true – there aren’t as many true cowboys remaining today, you still don’t have to look too far to find ’em. As the legend holds, cowboys are generally strong, honest, silent types – but very proud and certainly capable of kicking your ass when provoked. And it turns out the very same could be said for their Argentine counterparts: the gauchos. And like North American cowboys, gauchos are a proud symbol of Argentina’s strong and independent spirit. See if – like us – you get a sense of that in this photo, which we took of a gaucho during our stay at the Estancia el Galpon near El Calafate, Argentina.

Details of this photo:

Taken with: Canon 5D Mark II

Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM

F-stop: f/4

Exposure: 1/640 sec.

ISO Speed: 400

Focal Length:96mm

All images copyright Two for the Road

 

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