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Photographing Pumas in Torres del Paine – striving for the perfect Puma pictures.

Diego Salas


The pumas of Patagonia are large animals, but they are very good at keeping themselves hidden. While nature offers many different signs indicating where to spot pumas , if we want to see them, and take great puma pictures, we must have patience, time and quite a bit of luck.

“You never know when and where you might find pumas, because they transverse the entire park,” explains Roberto Ruiz, Tierra Patagonia guide. “It is best to look for them at dawn or dusk, but I think that they can show up at any time.”

On his Instagram account (@nofearwild) Roberto shares his best puma pictures, some of which have even been featured in the media. “I’m an amateur, but I love it. For me, photography is a hobby that goes perfectly with my work. I enjoy sharing with the rest of the world the wonders that I see in the park and pumas are one of nature’s most impressive.”

“We at Tierra Patagonia have the utmost respect for the wildlife when we go on excursions. We want the animals to be able to move freely throughout their natural habitat,” emphasizes Roberto, who says he’s had the most incredible experiences with guests while on the job. “The best is seeing them smile because they had the best day of their lives.”

Find out more about Patagonian Puma cats in this blog article.

We would like to ensure your experience is truely memorable. If you plan to visit Tierra Patagonia and you are interested in puma observation and other wildlife excursions, you should let your Guest Experience Executive know when you make your booking so we can prepare a special stay based on your interests.

At Tierra Patagonia, our experienced guides offer an array of daily Patagonia tours and excursions which range from hiking, biking, horse-back riding, scenic voyages and more.