If you quit your job to go traveling to places which have only been a dream you have seen on pictures, the final destination may be quite a disappointment if it doesn’t turn up to be up to the imagined standards. Chile marble caves gave that impression to Chris Hillary when he went to see country’s greatest natural wonder in person. This advertiser-turned-landscape photographer went to South America to exercise the newly found zeal for taking images after he got too tired of his day-to-day job.
At first, entering the caves, the sights didn’t turn out to be the sapphire brightness he was expecting. Dark, gloomy corridors met him, leaving him wondering if the icy blue glow was only a stuff of commercials that do not tell the real story. Exploring the murky spaces in the risky adventure, his prospects begin brightening up until he reached the final amazing point of which he says:
“It’s a twisted oil painting. A geological acid trip. A prehistoric Magic Eye. You could lose your mind staring into its abstract patterns. I could’ve floated through its tunnels for days and still found fascinating formations. ”
In the end, the journey for Chris was more than worth it.
Images © Chris Hillary