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Chonos Archipelago and General Carrera Lake, Chile and Argentina – March 5th, 2011

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March 5th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes

Argentina and Chile - February 10th, 2011

Most of the islands visible by the Chilean coast in this image are part of the Chonos Archipelago (Spanish: ArchipiƩlago de los Chonos), a series of low, mountainous, elongated islands with deep bays, traces of a submerged Chilean Coast Range.

Of interest further inland is General Carrera Lake (also known as Buenos Aires Lake in Argentina), located in Patagonia on the Chile-Argentina border. The lake is of glacial origin and is surrounded by the Andes mountain range. It drains to the Pacific Ocean on the west through the Baker River.

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