Cile - Perito Moreno
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Panoramic photo by Luciano Covolo PRO EXPERT Taken 19:32, 11/02/2012 - Views loading...

Cile - Perito Moreno

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A: Cile - Perito Moreno - 2

by Luciano Covolo, 1.2 km away

Cile - Perito Moreno - 2

B: Cile - Perito Moreno - 3

by Luciano Covolo, 1.5 km away

Cile - Perito Moreno - 3

C: Perito moreno. argentina

by luis davilla, 1.8 km away

Perito moreno. argentina

D: Perito Moreno Glacier - Patagonia - Argentina

by Sidnei José Romano, 2.2 km away

 The Perito Moreno glacier is located in the province of Santa Cruz in Argentina, between latitudes 4...

Perito Moreno Glacier - Patagonia - Argentina

E: Moreno Glacier on a Sunny Day in Autumn

by Arroz Marisco, 2.2 km away

This gigantic reserve of water in the form of highly compacted ice sits not far from Torres del Paine...

Moreno Glacier on a Sunny Day in Autumn

F: Peritomoreno1

by Marcio Cabral, 2.2 km away

Perito Moreno Glacier is found in Argentina located in the Los Glaciares National Park. The glacier i...

Peritomoreno1

G: Perito Moreno Glacier

by Marcio Cabral, 2.3 km away

Glacier Perito Moreno (257 square kilometers, 30 kilometers in length, get to measure 70 meters on th...

Perito Moreno Glacier

H: Glacier Perito Moreno

by Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 2.3 km away

Glacier Perito Moreno

I: Perito Moreno glacier - Patagonia - Argentina

by Sidnei José Romano, 2.3 km away

Perito Moreno Glacier, located in the Los Glaciares National Park in the province of Santa Cruz, Arge...

Perito Moreno glacier - Patagonia - Argentina

J: Glacier Perito Moreno

by Marcio Cabral, 2.5 km away

Glacier Perito Moreno

This panorama was taken in South America

This is an overview of 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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