Foto tomada desde la rivera sur de la laguna verde en el parque nacional Conguillio. Esta laguna forma parte del sistema de desagüe subterráneo de lago Conguillio.
Vista de la Laguna Verde y restos de una errupcion del Volcan Llaima en el Parque Nacional Conguillio...
Laguna Arcoiris al interior del Parque Nacional Conguillio, Region de La Araucania, Chile. Octubre 2013
Cabaña de un antiguo colono reconstruida por personal de Conaf, cercana a laguna Arcoris en el Parque...
Camping Los Ñirres emplazado al interior del Parque Nacional Conguillio, Region de La Araucania, Chil...
Lago Conguillio, Parque Nacional Conguillio, Region de la Araucania, Chile. Octubre 2013
Vista del Lago Conguillio, Parque Nacional Conguillio, region de La Araucania, Chile. Octubre 2013
Vista desde las faldas del Volcan Llaima, Parque Nacional Conguillio, Region de La Araucania, Chile. ...
Sendero sierra nevada, parque nacional Conguillio, region de la araucania, Chile. Octubre 2013
Araucaria de 1800 años de edad,Parque Nacional Conguillio, Region de la Araucania, Chile. Octubre 2013
South America makes up the southern half of the Americas and a large part of Latin America. It's home to the world's longest mountain range, biggest waterfall and largest river -- even these mammoths pale in comparison to the stunning variety of life forms thriving in the rainforest.
To the northwest, off the coast of Ecuador, lie the Galapagos Islands, which are unique for hosting species not found anywhere else on earth. These were the subject of study for Charles Darwin in his theory of evolution, which he himself said will require proof in every single case.
The main languages in South America are Spanish and Portugese, which basically tells you which European countries colonized the place. The South American wars of independence took place over two decades in the early 19th century, led by Simon Bolivar of Venezuela and Jose san Martin of Argentina.
Following liberation from Portugal and Spain, South America took off into its own development, capitalizing on the rich deposits of oil, gold, copper, silver and tango musicians.
Brazil is the largest country in South America and home to one of the world's best parties, Carnaval. Have you heard of samba music? How about bossa nova? Maybe dancing for three days straight?
I can't say enough good things about South America. All the world's continents have amazing secrets and treasures laying in wait for your discovery, but in South America... just have a look at our pictures while you're waiting for online confirmation of your plane tickets to hit your inbox.
Text by Steve Smith.