I came upon this book called The Wildest Adventure: Metal and Ice in Patagonia by Abigail King. She is a travel writer who dared to venture through this, what I would say, a world of worlds, where breath taking pictures like this could be taken. Its a frozen solitary world and yet I am sure if scientists had their way they would find life where we never thought possible. This writer's back ground is medical so she might have things up her sleeve she might not be telling us.
Patagonia is part of the Andes Mountains and located in the areas of Argentina and Chile. Its supposed to be a plateau area. The word itself comes from the word Patagon a name they gave to a native people, Magellan, a Spaniard, thought to be giants. In actuality they were only 5'11'' but Spanish people were short in those days. I believe in the olden days many people must have been short because the old forts we visit in Canada have very narrow steps which require small feet. I thought this book was worth mentioning because of this particular shot. Well done to the photographer. I am cold just looking at it. So majestic and pure.It must have been no small feat to get his camera gear up there.