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Imágenes cercanas en South America

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A: Torres del Paine

por Jens Vischer, a 1.4 km.

On the way to Miradoro de las Cuernos, even two years after the big fire one can still see its traces...

Torres del Paine

B: The Carnage at Lago Nordenskjöld 2012

por Arroz Marisco, a 1.4 km.

If trees were like humans, the scene here would fit the description of a carnage - charred remains on...

The Carnage at Lago Nordenskjöld 2012

C: Crossing Lake Pehoe by Catamaran

por Marcio Cabral, a 3.3 km.

See the Iphone's making off:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oNj4lfQOJcCrossing Lago Pehoe by Catamara...

Crossing Lake Pehoe by Catamaran

D: Meeting of Three Lagos

por Arroz Marisco, a 4.6 km.

Here a sweeping view of the western aspect of the huge Parque Nacional Torres del Paine is taken from...

Meeting of Three Lagos

E: By the Foot of Cerro Paine Grande

por Arroz Marisco, a 4.7 km.

The trail of the "W" Trek is not vey well maintained - there hasn't been much upkeep done since I las...

By the Foot of Cerro Paine Grande

F: Crossing Lake Pehoe by Catamaran2

por Marcio Cabral, a 4.9 km.

Crossing Lago Pehoe by Catamaran -- Day hikes to the Glacier Grey trail and backpackers taking the W ...

Crossing Lake Pehoe by Catamaran2

G: Stream Crossing before Guardería Lago Pehoé

por Arroz Marisco, a 5.3 km.

There are many stream crossings on the "W" trek, most of them are shallow and narrow enough to simply...

Stream Crossing before Guardería Lago Pehoé

H: Cuernos del Paine at Dusk

por Arroz Marisco, a 5.5 km.

Another 30 mins'walk or so from here is Refugio Los Cuernos where I would call the day. Valle Badder ...

Cuernos del Paine at Dusk

I: Torres del Paine at sunrise

por Marcio Cabral, a 5.5 km.

Torres del Paine at sunrise

J: Torres del Paine at Night

por Marcio Cabral, a 5.5 km.

Cuernos del Paine at moon light.

Torres del Paine at Night

Este panorama fue tomado en South America

Esta es una vista general de South America

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.

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