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A 37 Km. de El Chaltén por la Ruta 23 se encuentra el Lago del Desierto, en donde se podrá admirar un hermoso paisaje rodeado de exuberante vegetación. En el lago además se puede realizar navegaciones hacia la otra orilla y pesca con mosca.

Subiendo por un bosque de lengas desde la cabecera Sur del Lago del Desierto se puede llegar hasta la Laguna Huemul, donde desagua y se deshace en témpanos el Glaciar Huemul.

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A: Ruta 23 at Sunrise

by Marcio Cabral, 17.3 km away

Ruta 23 at Sunrise

B: Electric River at Sunrise

by Marcio Cabral, 17.4 km away

Electric River at Sunrise

C: Lenga Forest

by Marcio Cabral, 23.0 km away

Lenga Forest

D: Poincenot base camp

by Marcio Cabral, 23.6 km away

Poincenot base camp

E: Laguna de Los Tres at Sunrise

by Marcio Cabral, 23.7 km away

After three years I'm back in the wonderful laguna de los tres to capture another magical sunrise.

Laguna de Los Tres at Sunrise

F: El Chalten, Patagonia, Argentina

by Marcio Dufranc Photography, 23.7 km away

Panoramic at the end of the trail to Poicenot camp.Up there laguna de los tres and the amazing Fitz R...

El Chalten, Patagonia, Argentina

G: Fitz Roy Valley at Magic Hour

by Marcio Cabral, 23.7 km away

Sunrise in the magic valley, the view of the Fitz Roy and the mountain range is undoubtedly one of th...

Fitz Roy Valley at Magic Hour

H: Fitz Roy Valley at sunrise

by Marcio Cabral, 23.7 km away

Fitz Roy Valley at sunrise

I: Laguna Los Tres of El Chaltén

by Arroz Marisco, 23.7 km away

A great view of the 3405m high Cerro Fitzroy (El Chaltén) by Laguna Los Tres. 

Laguna Los Tres of El Chaltén

J: Poincenot Autumn

by Marcio Cabral, 23.8 km away

Poincenot Autumn

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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