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San Martin Falls

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Nearby images in South America


A: Iguazu falls circuito inferior

by Marcio Cabral, less than 10 meters away

Iguazu falls  circuito inferior

B: Iguazu falls

by Marcio Cabral, 190 meters away

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C: Iguazu

by davydenkok, 220 meters away


D: Iguazu falls5

by Marcio Cabral, 260 meters away

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E: Bossetti Falls

by Marcio Cabral, 370 meters away

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F: San Martin Island

by Marcio Cabral, 400 meters away

San Martin Island

G: Bosetti falls

by Marcio Cabral, 420 meters away

Bosetti falls

H: Bossetti falls 2

by Marcio Cabral, 420 meters away

Bossetti falls 2

I: Iguazu Falls #5

by Marcio Cabral, 450 meters away

Iguazu Falls #5

J: Rainbow bridge

by Marcio Cabral, 460 meters away

Rainbow bridge

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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