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Brazil, Argentina, Chile
(May 2007)




01 Iguacu
Cataratas do Iguaçu  |  Total images: 37
The waterfall system of Iguazu consists of about 270 falls along 2.7 kilometres (1.67 miles) of the Iguazu River. Some of the individual falls are up to 82 metres (269 feet) in height, though the majority are about 64 metres (210 feet). The Garganta del Diablo or Devil's Throat (Garganta do Diabo in Portuguese), a U-shaped 150-metre-wide and 700-metre-long (490 by 2300 feet) cliff, is the most impressive of all, and marks the border between Argentina and Brazil... (from Wikipedia)
02 Santiago
Santiago de Chile  |  Total images: 11
Santiago is the capital of Chile with approx. 5 million inhabitants, a noisy and polluted urban agglomeration.
03 Rapa Nui
Rapa Nui - Easter Island  |  Total images: 37
Easter Island (Rapa Nui in Tahitian and today also in Rapa Nui language, Isla de Pascua in Spanish) is an island in the south Pacific Ocean belonging to Chile. The island is famous for its numerous moai, the stone statues located along the coastlines. Easter Island was given its common name of "Easter" because the first recorded European visit by a Dutch Admiral Jacob Roggeveen was on Easter Sunday, 1722. Island's official Spanish name Isla de Pascua is a direct translation of "Easter Island"... (from Wikipedia)
04 San Pedro de Atacama
San Pedro de Atacama  |  Total images: 38
The Atacama Desert of Chile is a virtually rainless plateau made up of salt basins (salares), sand, and lava flows, extending from the Andes mountains to the Pacific Ocean. It is 15 million years old and 100 times more arid than California's Death Valley. The total area of Atacama is 181,300 square kilometers (70,000 mi²).[1] The desert is created from the rain shadow produced by the Andes Mountains to the east of the desert. The Atacama Desert is the driest place on Earth, and is virtually sterile because it is blocked from moisture on both sides by the Andes mountains and by coastal mountains. The average rainfall in the Chilean region of Antofagasta is just 1 mm per year, and there was a period of time where no rain fell in the entire desert for 400 years. Some weather stations in the Atacama have never received rain. Evidence suggests that the Atacama may not have had any significant rainfall from 1570 to 1971... (from Wikipedia)