Isla del Pescado
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Isla del Pescado

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Isla del pescado, literally translated as the Fish Island, is not a far-off reflection on the geologic origin of it - a giant piece of ancient coral reef that has been petrified over eons.

Separated and stranded from more inhabitable lands, the fauna on it will probably become endemic just like the cast away species on thge more famous Galapagos do.

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A: Isla del Pescado

by Arroz Marisco, 840 meters away

The fossilized remains of an ancient giant coral reef has been colonized by giant cacti some of which...

Isla del Pescado

B: fish island. salar uyuni. bolivia

by luis davilla, 1.3 km away

fish island. salar uyuni. bolivia

fish island. salar uyuni. bolivia

C: When Heaven and Earth Merge - Alone on the Giant Mirror of Uyuni

by Arroz Marisco, 21.2 km away

By the time the sun finally rose above the clouds, I had already waded some distance out. The submerg...

When Heaven and Earth Merge - Alone on the Giant Mirror of Uyuni

D: Salar de Uyuni. Isla Incahuasi

by JL_Piedrafita, 21.5 km away

Salar de Uyuni. Isla Incahuasi

E: When Heaven and Earth Merges - Isla Incahausi at Noon

by Arroz Marisco, 21.5 km away

Isla Incahausi with its giant cacti basking under a cloudless sky. It is difficult to get an exact wh...

When Heaven and Earth Merges - Isla Incahausi at Noon

F: When Heaven and Earth Merge - Late Sunrise over the Giant Mirror of Uyuni

by Arroz Marisco, 21.5 km away

After the spectacular sunrise at the top of the island, I wasted no time running down to the submerge...

When Heaven and Earth Merge - Late Sunrise over the Giant Mirror of Uyuni

G: When Heaven and Earth Merge - the Magical Colour of Uyuni Salt Flats at Sunset

by Arroz Marisco, 21.7 km away

The salt flat is not perfectly flat and nearer to the "island" it is no longer submerged but the tarr...

When Heaven and Earth Merge - the Magical Colour of Uyuni Salt Flats at Sunset

H: Isla Del Pescado Of Uyuni

by Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 21.8 km away

Isla Del Pescado Of Uyuni

I: Isla Incahuasi

by Miguel Alonso Fischer, 22.0 km away

Fish Island on the outskirts of Salar de Uyuni, the worlds largest high altitude salt flats.The fossi...

Isla Incahuasi

J: Magic of Uyuni - Cloudy Morning

by Arroz Marisco, 22.0 km away

A giant belt of cloud soon spreaded out and filled up the blue sky later on in the morning. The Salar...

Magic of Uyuni - Cloudy Morning

This panorama was taken in Bolivia, 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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