Hand of the Desert, Atacama / Chile

Hand of the Desert (La Mano del Desierto) is an sculpture, rising up from the Atacama Desert, Chile. by Chilean sculptor Mario Irarrázabal.

Atacama Desert: "In San Pedro de Atacama, an oasis in the heart of the world's driest desert, fine boutique hotels offer excursions to Inca ruins, astronomical observatories, hot springs and much more." Chile Highlights www.bradtguides.com

Atacama Desert: "In San Pedro de Atacama, an oasis in the heart of the world's driest desert, fine boutique hotels offer excursions to Inca ruins, astronomical observatories, hot springs and much more.

The Hidden Grottos of Chile

3 of the best Chile tours

Marble Caverns of Carrera Lake, Chile. wow, I have lived in and toured much of Chile over the years, but never knew about this! Need to research and find out where in Chile it is!

Laguna Cejar - San Pedro de Atacama - Chilean Desert, Chile // I SO have to go there!!!

Laguna Cejar - San Pedro de Atacama - Chilean Desert, Chile - this will be me!

El desierto florido, Desierto de Atacama (Chile) El desierto florido es un fenómeno climático que se produce en el Desierto de Atacama, que ...

desierto florido, chile (unusual rainfall makes the desert burst into bloom

Termas Geometricas hot springs near Coñaripe, Chile

3 of the best Chile tours

Termas Geometricas Hot Springs near Coñaripe, Chile. Love that red bridge

Birds landing...The Atacama Desert (Spanish: Desierto de Atacama) is a plateau in South America, covering a 1,000-kilometre (600 mi) strip of land on the Pacific coast, west of the Andes mountains.

James' Flamingos, Laguna, Colorada, Bolivia in the Andes. Original photo by George Steinmetz

Night Sky:  The Stars of San Pedro, Atacama (Las estrellas de San Pedro de Atacama)

Night Sky: The Stars of San Pedro, Atacama (Las estrellas de San Pedro de Atacama), Chile.

Trekking Outside El Chalten, Argentina

Trekking Outside El Chalten, Argentina. Nicely maintained walking paths in Glacier National Park outside El Chalten in Argentine Patagonia.

Atacama penitentes, Chile: "The snow undergoes a process of sublimation – when ice changes directly to gas without changing to water first. The sublimation causes pits in snow that hollow out to deeper caverns. When ice sublimates in the caverns, it turns to mist – and makes the climate in the cavern wet enough for liquid to form." *Click for more, including a video.

The Mysterious Penitentes. What are penitentes and how do these alien ice sculpture form in the dry Atacama desert. Awesome pictures and video

Pucon, Chile Pensar q vivi 10 años de mi vida en este hermoso lugar...la mejor infancia, no pude haber tenido otra mejor  ;)

bienvenidos a Pucon, Chile

Volcan Villarrica, Pucon, Chile--I hiked to the top and have never done anything this tough in my life.--Crampons, Ice Picks and everything. WHat a mental/physical challenge!

Termas Geometricas: Another bath with one of the natural waterfalls in the background. Pucon in the Lake District region of Chile

Pucon-Termas Geometricas-Another bath with one of the natural waterfalls in the background.

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