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Laguna Torre

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Images à proximité de South America

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A: Laguna Torre

Par Arroz Marisco, à 140 mètres

Here is the view of the other-worldly-shaped Cerro Torre (3102m) with Laguna Torre in the foreground....

Laguna Torre

B: By the shore of Laguna Torre

Par Arroz Marisco, à 150 mètres

Below the 3150m high Cerro Torre lies the oval-shaped Laguna Torre. Rich in rock powder of a particul...

By the shore of Laguna Torre

C: Magical Autumn

Par Marcio Cabral, à 310 mètres

Magical Autumn

E: Sunset at Cerro Torre

Par Arroz Marisco, à 550 mètres

Cerro Torre finally comes clearly into view near dusk. I squint to try to get a good view but the set...

Sunset at Cerro Torre

F: Last Ray at Dusk, Cerro Torre, Patagonia

Par Arroz Marisco, A 2.4 km

The golden ray at dusk is just magical - now the cloud has almost swallowed up the enchanting Cerro T...

Last Ray at Dusk, Cerro Torre, Patagonia

G: Loma del Pliegue Tombado

Par Jens Vischer, A 3.6 km

A perfect day with fantastic weather conditions framed our hike on this great mountain with his uniqu...

Loma del Pliegue Tombado

H: By the shore of Laguna Hija

Par Arroz Marisco, A 3.7 km

The twin lakes of Laguna Hija and Laguna Madre are two medium-sized lakes lying by the foot of El cha...

By the shore of Laguna Hija

I: Laguna Torre, El Chalten

Par Marcio Dufranc Photography, A 5.1 km

Laguna Torre, one of the most incredilble spots of El Chalten, with it glaciar, the river and the bea...

Laguna Torre, El Chalten

J: Laguna Madre & Hija

Par Arroz Marisco, A 5.1 km

The small outcrop opposite the majestic Monte Fitz Roy is a good place to catch a glimpse of it toget...

Laguna Madre & Hija

Ce panorama é été pris à South America

Ceci est un aperçu 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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