Tony Butler Gallery

Photographs from Travels

July 07, 2015

San Juan, Argentina – April 2015




The Province of San Juan lies on the western border of Argentina, a predominately dry landscape with the backdrop of the Andes.  There are some spectacular landscapes with islands of vegetation where the plants can find water and the dry sculpted rocks of the desert landscape.

El Leoncito National Park is famous from the three astronomical telescopes that are located there because of the exceptionally dry climate and the clarity of the air.  The telescopes are mounted on huge rubber pads to counter the effects of the frequent earth movements.