The road to Monte Fitz Roy, on the border between Argentina and Chile

Mount Fitz Roy, Andes Mountains, Argentina ("The Road to Fitzroy" photo by Marion Faria)

Patagonia, Chile. The name Patagonia comes from the Spanish word patagón used by Magellan to describe the native people that his expedition thought to be giants. The Patagons were actually Tehuelches with an average height of 5′11″ compared to the 5′1″ average for Spaniards of the time.

Patagonia photography from Pacific Northwest photography Jesse Estes. Stories and photos from a 2012 trip to Argentina and Chile

Selk´nam People - Tierra del Fuego. Fotografía de Martín Gusinde.

Selk´nam People, Tierra del Fuego, Martín Gusinde - A Terra do Fogo (em…

Chilean Sheep Ranch. Patagonia is filled with large ranches. Here a cowboy moves the last of his big herd forward onto new pastures.

Chilean Sheep Ranch Patagonia is filled with large ranches. Here a cowboy moves the last of his big herd forward onto new pastures.

Guanacos in Patagonia - Chile

Guanacos in Patagonia - Chile. Check out the sky!

Carretera Austral: "A long lonely road through the pioneer country, between thick wet rainforest and the icecaps that cut off the far south of the country -- this is an experience like no other." Chile Highlights www.bradtguides.com

Carretera Austral: "A long lonely road through the pioneer country, between thick wet rainforest and the icecaps that cut off the far south of the country.

PATAGONIA, CHILE: Carretera Austral, crossing Pumalin Park by thejourney1972 (South America "addicted"), via Flickr

PATAGONIA, CHILE: Carretera Austral, crossing Pumalin Park by thejourney1972 (South America "addicted"), via Flickr

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