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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.

Islands of the Chonos Archipelago, Chile

45.1S 73.9W

March 25th, 2010 Category: Snapshots

Chile - February 25th, 2010

Chile - February 25th, 2010

Chonos Archipelago (in Spanish: Archipiélago de los Chonos), south of Chiloé Island,  is a series of low, mountainous, elongated islands with deep bays that are traces of a drowned Chilean Coast Range.

Most of the islands are forested, with little or no human settlement. The deep Moraleda Channel separates the islands of the Chonos Archipelago from the mainland of Chile and from Magdalena Island.

All of the islands are part of the Aisén Region. The largest are Melchor Island, Benjamin Island, Traiguen Island, Riveros Island, Cuptana Island, James Island, Victoria Island, Simpson Island, Level Island, and Luz Island.