Torres del Paine: Pumas in the Spotlight

Close up of a puma in Chilean Patagonia

Pumas on Netflix’s Predators Documentary Series

The new Netflix documentary series Predators features an episode on the pumas of Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia. This episode perfectly summarizes what Patagonia is all about.

This month, we’re excited to announce the premiering of a new Netflix documentary series called Predators, hosted by none other than Tom Hardy. One episode of the series is dedicated to the pumas of Torres del Paine National Park, and it perfectly reflects what Chile’s Patagonia is all about: stunning scenery, awe-inspiring wildlife, and a delicate ecosystem that must be protected.

The episode follows a puma family as they navigate the challenges of life in Torres del Paine. We see the mother puma, Rupestre, raising her four cubs, teaching them how to hunt and survive in the harsh Patagonian landscape. We also see the pumas interacting with other native animals, such as ñandus, caranchos, condors, hares, and other pumas.

One of the highlights of the episode is an impressive hunt of a guanaco that Rupestre makes in order to keep her family alive. This hunt was filmed in 4K at 120fps by Christian Muñoz-Donoso, the Director of Photography for this episode from Equilibrio Films. This is something that has never been achieved before with pumas using this technique.

Muñoz-Donoso directed the camera crew and was in charge of the main camera, filming the life of Rupestre and her cubs for several months. He also captured the interaction of the family with other pumas.

The Predators episode on pumas is a must-watch for anyone who loves nature documentaries, or who is simply curious about the pumas of Torres del Paine. It’s a beautifully shot and informative film that perfectly summarizes what Patagonia is all about:

Patagonia is a land of extremes:

It’s home to some of the most beautiful landscapes on Earth, but it’s also a harsh and unforgiving place. The Patagonian ecosystem is delicate, and the animals that live there have to be tough and adaptable in order to survive.

The pumas of Torres del Paine are the perfect example of Patagonian resilience: they are apex predators, but they also play an important role in maintaining the balance of the ecosystem. Pumas help to keep populations of other animals in check, such as guanacos and hares. This helps to ensure that there is enough food for all the animals in the park.

The Predators episode on pumas is a reminder of the importance of protecting Patagonia’s delicate ecosystem: It’s also a celebration of the beauty and resilience of the animals that live there.

Picture: Netflix, Inc.

But Patagonia is more than just pumas in the wild. It’s a region with a rich culture and history, and there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re interested in hiking, camping, fly fishing, kayaking, or simply relaxing in the beauty of nature, Patagonia has it all.

At KMS Travel, we offer a variety of programs that allow you to experience the best of Patagonia. Whether you’re looking for a challenging multi-day trek or a relaxing but active day among glaciers, we have something for everyone.


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