el chalten. patagonia argentina
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el chalten. patagonia argentina

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Nearby images in South America

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A: El Chaltén

by Luis Rodriguez, less than 10 meters away

El Chaltén, Santa Cruz, Argentina. Es la capital nacional del Treking, rodeada por glaciares, el Lago...

El Chaltén

B: The Village of El Chaltén

by Arroz Marisco, 200 meters away

The small village of El Chaltén by the foot of the magnificent mountains of Fitzroy (El Chaltén) and ...

The Village of El Chaltén

C: Hiking Fitz Roy

by Marcio Cabral, 920 meters away

Hiking Fitz Roy

D: Ahonikenk

by Marcio Cabral, 1.0 km away

Ahonikenk Restaurante e Catering 

Ahonikenk

E: La Chocolateria

by Marcio Cabral, 1.1 km away

La Chocolateria

F: Fritz Roy Trail

by Marcio Cabral, 1.3 km away

Fritz Roy Trail

G: Patagonic Rainbow

by Marcio Cabral, 3.1 km away

Patagonic Rainbow

H: Enchanted forest

by Marcio Cabral, 3.2 km away

Enchanted forest

I: Patagonic Photographic Workshop

by Marcio Cabral, 3.3 km away

The waterfall with an approximate drop of 20 metres, hidden by a forest, is located 3km outside of El...

Patagonic Photographic Workshop

J: Chorrillo del Salto

by Marcio Cabral, 3.3 km away

The waterfall with an approximate drop of 20 metres, hidden by a forest, is located 3km outside of El...

Chorrillo del Salto

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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