Congratulations to the winners of our Argentina photo contest!
Our grand prize winner, Fodor's member photosorbet, will receive a full suite of Fodor's newest full-color guides and his photo will be featured in Fodor's Argentina. Our runners-up have won two Fodor's guides of their choice. Thank you to everyone who entered the contest!
Grand Prize Winner
Gaucho in Bariloche
"While most people think of skiing when they think of Bariloche, some of the true drama of Patagonia can be on horseback mid-winter with a gaucho guide."
Photo by photosorbet
Tango Gloves in San Telmo, Buenos Aires
"Any woman who wants to cut an elegant appearance while dancing the tango must have the proper gloves. This shop in San Telmo had hundreds to choose from. The spirit of the music filled the room."
Photo by bobcrowe
La Recoleta Cemetary, Buenos Aires
"In 2006 I spent 5 weeks in Buenos Aires studying Spanish. Our class visited La Recoleta during the first week, and I found myself returning to this part of town over and over again. The cemetery was endlessly fascinating, as was the surrounding area. I would come in the evenings to sit on the grass outside and watch the young Argentines chat with their friends while drinking mate. I would come on the weekends to shop among the stalls selling local handicrafts. I would come at sunset to practice my photography. No matter what, my trip would invariably end with a visit to one of the cafes or restaurants across the street for any sort of dessert involving dulce de leche. And sometimes, if I had enough energy, I'd just move into the nearby Barrio Norte and meet friends for drinks and dancing. Argentina is simply wonderful."
Photo by nixonsara77
Una Mas!, Iguazu Falls
"I'll always remember taking the speed boat ride *into* Iguazu Falls. As we sped toward the towering waterfall, I'll never forget the tour operator balancing on the bow with one hand on the boat and the other curled around a video camera partially wrapped in a plastic bag. I thought for sure he'd be gone when we emerged from the spray of water! Despite his precarious hold, he got his footage and even shouted "una mas!" along with the excited tourists. With that encouragement we had to take one more spin through the wake of the waterfall. What a rush!"
Photo by jpetoff
Molting Magellanic Penguin, Valdes Peninsula
"Our ship docked at Puerto Madryn, Argentina from where we took a very bumby ride out to the Valdes Peninsula. There we viewed the Magellanic penguins at Punto tombo. They were in a molting stage, as seen in the photo."
Photo by CHETDOL
La Bombonera Stadium, Buenos Aires
"One of the most exciting things a visitor can do in Argentina it to attend a premier league soccer game. Our trip to the stadium known as La Bombonera (the Candy Box, because of its shape), home of Buenos Aires' Boca Juniors, was a night we will never forget. The fanaticos — the fans — stand for 90 minutes on concrete terraces in the end zone, linked arm in arm, jumping up and down, singing hymns to their team. They produce such force that they call themselves the 12th player, supporting the 11 on the field."
Photo by bobcrowe
Alamos trees in Mendoza
"Great wind blocks for farms and vineyards, the Alamos are everpresent throughout Argentina."
Photo by photosorbet
Circuito Chico Drive, Llao Llao Peninsula
"We took Fodor's suggestion to drive the Circuito Chico and stopped at this overlook. There were layers of mountains and a chain of bays stretching out to the horizon."
Photo by HappyTrvlr
Glaciar Perito Moreno, Patagonia
"This picture was taken while I was on a guided glacier hike on top of Perito Moreno, just outside el Calafate in Patagonia. A completely unforgettable experience, I was able to see unparalleled views of the Chilean Andes while climbing over ice ridges, drinking fresh glacial water straight from the source, and just enjoying the natural world as I've never seen it before."
Photo by hainzea
Gaucho Ranch near Los Cardales
"Gaucho Ranch near Los Cardales in the Pampa outside of Buenos Aires. Carreras de sortijas (the gaucho rides his horse at a fast pace with a slender stick in his hand. He tries to get the stick to go through the small ring hanging from the beam)."
Photo by KE1TH
Lago Gutierrez, Nahuel Huapi National Park
"Late fall in Patagonia at the Estancia Puema Hue. We were the only guests most of the time — we hiked and kayaked and enjoyed the peace and quiet of this gorgeous spot outside Bariloche. This is the morning sun on the lake as we headed out one day."
Photo by sealstep