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Panoramic photo by Marcio Cabral PRO EXPERT MAESTRO Taken 18:06, 06/04/2011 - Views loading...

Lenga Forest

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A: Poincenot base camp

by Marcio Cabral, 650 meters away

Poincenot base camp

B: El Chalten, Patagonia, Argentina

by Marcio Dufranc Photography, 780 meters 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

C: Poincenot Autumn

by Marcio Cabral, 860 meters away

Poincenot Autumn

D: Fitz Roy Valley at Magic Hour

by Marcio Cabral, 900 meters 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

E: Fitz Roy Valley

by Marcio Cabral, 1.1 km away

Fitz Roy Valley

F: Fitz Roy Valley at sunrise

by Marcio Cabral, 1.1 km away

Fitz Roy Valley at sunrise

G: Fitz Roy Valley

by Marcio Cabral, 1.2 km away

Fitz Roy Valley

H: By the side of Laguna Madre

by Arroz Marisco, 1.6 km away

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

By the side of Laguna Madre

I: Tarns of Monte Fitz Roy

by Arroz Marisco, 1.8 km away

This is another view of the vast valley below the mighty Monte Fitz Roy with a dozen of tarns reflect...

Tarns of Monte Fitz Roy

J: Laguna de Los Tres at Sunrise

by Marcio Cabral, 1.8 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

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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