High against the Andes Mountains in Mendoza sits one of Argentina’s jewels: the Remolinos Vineyard. Here, in this tranquil environment, a group of Lechuza owls have made their home. Perched atop vineyard posts, they keep a watchful eye over the vines, protecting against pests – both real and imagined.
Throughout the growing season, a mystical battle unfolds. ‘Remolinos’, or whirlwinds, arise, their spiral forms mischievously weave their way through the vineyard. Catching sight of the swirling dust, the owls take flight in chase until the dust devils disappear into thin air. The owls then return to their watching posts, satisfied that their precious vines are safe once again.