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Patagonia, From Chile’s Pacific Coast to Argentina’s Atlantic Coast

44.7S 70.3W

March 14th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Mountains

Argentina - February 17th, 2011

This image focuses on Patagonia, stretching from the coast of Chile, along the Pacific Ocean, to the coast of Argentina, along the Atlantic Ocean.

The land near the Andes appears greener and more vegetated, although many of the mountain peaks are dusted with snow. The land east of the Andes appears drier and is generally composed of steppes.

Notable features include a large lake on the Argentina-Chile border southwest of the image center, known as Buenos Aires Lake in Argentina or General Carrera Lake in Chile. To the northwest of the lake lie the Moraleda Channel, a body of water separating the Chonos Archipelago from the mainland of Chile, and the Gulf of Corcovado.

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