0 Likes

The Charred Forest of Torres del Paine
South America

A fire accidentally started by a Czech backpacker back in 2005 swept the eastern part of Torres del Paine national Park along a stretch of native forest near the beginning of the full circuit trail. Some of the charred remains are still standing nowadays.

The famous towers (torres) of Paine are clearly visible behind Cerro Paine (1,508m) here.

Copyright: Arroz Marisco
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 14000x7000
Uploaded: 05/12/2012
Updated: 11/06/2014
Views:

...


Tags: torres del paine; patagonia; chile
comments powered by Disqus

Neil Parris
Los Torres Campsite and Torres Del Paine Chile
Arroz Marisco
Torres del Paine Massif from Guardería Laguna Amarga
Arroz Marisco
View of Hosteria Las Torres Late Afternoon
Arroz Marisco
Rio Ascencio, Torres del paine National Park
Arroz Marisco
Sunset Over Rio Ascencio
Arroz Marisco
The beech forest on the way to the Torres Mirador
Marcio Cabral
Laguna Amarga
Marcio Cabral
Laguna Amarga at sunset
Arroz Marisco
The Scree up Torres
Arroz Marisco
Torres del Paine on a Cloudy Afternoon
Arroz Marisco
Autumn Landscape of Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile
Arroz Marisco
The Soaring Towers of Torres del Paine
Fernando da Rosa Morena
Eden Valley train station
Ivan Tsyrkunovich
Заброшенный Двор. Центр Гродно
Mark Frost
Overlooking New Grimsby bay in Tresco
Roland Lahner
Trauttmansdorff botanical gardens 3
鼎典全景,Ding code panorama,
长春南湖白桦林,Changchun south lake park
Jeff Fillmore
Brooksville Florida, Abandoned Grain Depot
Mark Weber
Horseshoe Bend, Colorado River, Arizona near Page
Franck Masschelein
Fields of bunkers
D.Tulga
Small Wooden Bridge In Manzushir
Marek Koszorek
Carrick-a-Rede Island
wongchichuen
Sai Yeung Choi St( 西洋菜街) Mon Kok HK
Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities
019 01 جبل الياطب في حائل Yatib Mountain
Arroz Marisco
Arriving at Laguna Carhuacocha
Arroz Marisco
The Scree up Torres
Arroz Marisco
From Andes to the Amazon 5
Arroz Marisco
The Sun about to hide behind Cerro Rima Rima
Arroz Marisco
Lago Argentino
Arroz Marisco
Dawn over Annapurna Base Camp
Arroz Marisco
Chukhung Ri in Snow
Arroz Marisco
The Imposing Taboche on the Way to Dughla
Arroz Marisco
Sunset over Baylys Beach
Arroz Marisco
Quenua Trees Clinging on to life.
Arroz Marisco
First Glimpse of the Southwestern Face of Massif Ausangate
Arroz Marisco
The Main Chamber of the Salt Cathedral at Zipaquira
More About 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.