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Panorama's in de omgeving van South America

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A: Lake Pehoe at sunset

door Marcio Cabral, 130 hier vandaan

Lake Pehoe at sunset

B: Torres del Paine at Night

door Marcio Cabral, 190 hier vandaan

Cuernos del Paine at moon light.

Torres del Paine at Night

C: Torres del Paine at sunrise

door Marcio Cabral, 200 hier vandaan

Torres del Paine at sunrise

D: Crossing Lake Pehoe by Catamaran

door Marcio Cabral, 3.8 hier vandaan

See the Iphone's making off:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oNj4lfQOJcCrossing Lago Pehoe by Catamara...

Crossing Lake Pehoe by Catamaran

E: Torres del Paine

door Luis Rodriguez, 5.7 hier vandaan

Torres del Paine Chile

Torres del Paine

F: Crossing Lake Pehoe by Catamaran2

door Marcio Cabral, 6.3 hier vandaan

Crossing Lago Pehoe by Catamaran -- Day hikes to the Glacier Grey trail and backpackers taking the W ...

Crossing Lake Pehoe by Catamaran2

G: Torres del Paine

door Jens Vischer, 7.1 hier vandaan

On the way to Miradoro de las Cuernos, even two years after the big fire one can still see its traces...

Torres del Paine

H: The Carnage at Lago Nordenskjöld 2012

door Arroz Marisco, 7.1 hier vandaan

If trees were like humans, the scene here would fit the description of a carnage - charred remains on...

The Carnage at Lago Nordenskjöld 2012

I: Meeting of Three Lagos

door Arroz Marisco, 7.3 hier vandaan

Here a sweeping view of the western aspect of the huge Parque Nacional Torres del Paine is taken from...

Meeting of Three Lagos

J: grey glacier in torres paine national park. chile

door luis davilla, 8.2 hier vandaan

grey glacier in torres paine national park. chile

grey glacier in torres paine national park. chile

Dit panorama is genomen in South America

Dit is een overzicht van 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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