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Under It All
American White Pelican landing
Amazing blue sky in a winter day
Bison Mother and Child
Peruvian girls high in the Cordiera Blanca
Rolling coaster
Memory
Summer Sunset
Summertime Blues in the Rockaways
Zaanse Schans windmill
Yucca flower spikes at the Grand Canyon
Patagonia, "La Indomable"
the beauty of nature
Bugling Elk
Trees reflecting in the water
Young hwak flying on the sky
A young woman and her dog
Boat traveling into smallest bay in world.
Night approaching at Logan Pass
Rush Hour
Clouds chasing the moon
No longer home
Throwing the fish net in the floating water season
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Patagonia, "La Indomable"

The heavy, peculiar-shaped clouds in the region of this mountain gave it its name “Chaltén” in the native language Tehuelche, which means “smoking mountain”, in reference to the (wrong) belief of these indigenous that the mountain was actually a volcano. Latter, the mountain was renamed “Fitz Roy”, in honor of the famous capitan of HMS Beagle, the ship that carried the naturalist Charles Darwin in his expeditions around the world in the nineteenth century. The “Cerro Fitz Roy” is 3405 m high and is one of the most proeminent peaks in the Andes mountainrange in the extreme south of Patagônia region. It is also one of the most challenging destinates to climbers and mountaineers in the world due to its high, level of technical difficulty and climatic conditions.

TAGS: Andes, Argentina, Patagonia

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Date Taken: 04.2017
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