The animals of southern South America


[Above: Alpacas hanging out on the Bolivian-Chilean border.]

One of the best things about traveling by Land Rover through Patagonia (and surrounding regions) last month was the opportunity it allowed us to see wildlife. Unlike on a bus journey, we were able to stop and linger when we saw penguins swimming or guanacos running. In an effort to share what I saw (and especially for my nephew Cedar, who is crazy about “aminals”), here’s a collection of pictures we were able to snap of animals along the way. Each text link below clicks into its own picture box.

Llama-like guanacos on the run in Patagonia.

An armadillo we saw along Ruta 40 in Argentine Patagonia.

Penguins swimming in the Gulf of Ancud, south of Puerto Montt, Chile (the shot isn’t the greatest, but it’s the best one we got).

A macro close-up shot of a beetle in Chile (that was actually dead at the time of the photo).

A fox near our campsite in Torres del Paine National Park in Chile.

An ostrich-like nandu along the Chilean-Argentine border.

A fat beaver lounging at a lake in Tierra del Fuego, not far from Ushuaia.

Horses grazing near the beach in Pichilemu, Chile.

Posted by | Comments (2)  | March 30, 2004
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2 Responses to “The animals of southern South America”

  1. Christina Says:

    This helped so much

  2. South American Animals Says:

    Nice shots .. particularly liked the alpacas 😛