Photos from Far South America
Photos of people, places, nature, and events from the Far Southern Region of South America. Includes images from Argentina, Chile, The Falkland Islands, and Uruguay. Also scenes from rounding the Horn of South Anerica.
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Southern Coast of Argentina, Patagonia
Far South America, Glaciers
Coastal Patagonia, Argentina
Ushuaia, Argentina Southern most city
The Falkland Islands King Penguins
The Falkland Islands Penguins
Headed to Antartica - many adventurers leave from Ushuaia and head to the icefields and shores of Antarctica - some day I hope to join them. - the smaller passenger ships in the foreground are designed for this.
Far South America - nearing the Horn of South America, heading west to Chile.
The Falkland Islands are an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean on the Patagonian Shelf. The principal islands are about 300 miles east of South America's southern Patagonian coast and about 752 miles from the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, There are lots of penguins here - simply great to photograph in their natural habitat. These are Gentoo Penguins.
Patagonia refers to a geographical region that encompasses the southern end of South America, governed by Argentina and Chile.
Being the world’s largest consumer of meat, Uruguay has fostered a culinary tradition that is envied by many and extremely difficult to imitate. Great to photograph - looks yummy!
South America hosts two large ice fields, the Northern and Southern Patagonian Ice Fields, of which the second is the largest contiguous body of glaciers in extrapolar regions. The cruise ships flow south almost touching them. What a sight to see. A wonder to photograph.
At the beginning of spring they gather in colonies; The males arrive first and spend most of the day in the land; soon after the females. Both seen here together. The males start forming their harems, fighting to see who is the one that gets the biggest number of females. The male is difficult to see here but he females are easy - noisy to say the least.
"Buenos Aires" can be translated as "fair winds" or "good airs", but the former was the meaning intended by the founders in the 16th century, named after the Madonna of Bonaria in Sardinia, Italy.
This city was established in 1724 by a Spanish soldier, Bruno Mauricio de Zabala, as a strategic move amidst the Spanish-Portuguese. Today Montevideo is the seat of the administrative headquarters of Mercosur and ALADI, Latin America's leading trade blocs, a position that entailed comparisons to the role of Brussels in Europe. It is Sunday and few shops ae open and the streets ae empty.
Ushuaia claims the title of world's southernmost city. A much smaller municipality of less than 3,000 people, Puerto Williams in Chile, though not a "city" is a little further south.
Most of us think of penguins as being a polar species, more at home on the ice of Antarctica than the sandy beaches, grassy fields and hills of the Falklands. But these incredible islands in the South Atlantic are home to five species of these fantastic flightless birds - so much fun to be totally surrounded by them - watching them live their daily -natural lives.
Young - Baby penguins have "fur"
The Falklands’ sandy shores are home to a large population of King penguins.
Walking through tussac grass north of the archipelago, we spot hundreds of holes dotted around the ground. We stop several feet away from one of them and it’s not long before a stripy head pops out – it’s a Magellanic penguin!
The Andes are the longest continental mountain range in the world, forming a continuous highland along the western edge of South America. The range is 4,349 miles long, 124 to 435 miles wide , and has an average height of about 13,123 feet. Wonderful to photograph - Majestic.
Shops like this are everywhere in Montevideo.