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Macduff Everton's Photos of Patagonia

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GUANACO: Closely related to llamas and alpacas, wild guanacos roam Patagonia’s expansive landscapes. The sweet-faced, cinnamon-and-white camelids are most densely located in areas such as Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park, where they don’t have to compete with livestock for grazing land. Guanacos are speedy, able to reach up to 35 miles per hour, and have only one natural predator — the mountain lion.

Published on Jan. 18, 2012

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GREY GLACIER: Located at the south end of the Southern Patagonia Ice Field in Torres del Paine National Park, Grey Glacier is 17 miles of ancient ice that dumps into a lake of the same name. “Glaciers seem to weep out of the earth,” observes Heebner. “At the end of a tongue of land, the blunt face of the glacier towers above, staggering in its immensity. It is a face scarred with gashes of the deepest ultramarine blue.”

Published on Jan. 18, 2012

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CAVE DWELLER: At 200 meters long, Milodon is the largest cave in Cueva del Milodón Natural Monument, which flanks the Cerro Benitez Mountains in Patagonia, Chile. It gets its name from the 1895 discovery of skin and bones of a giant ground sloth called Mylodon darwini, a species that became extinct nearly 15,000 years ago.

Published on Jan. 18, 2012

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RIDING THE PAMPAS: Horses are a popular means of transportation in Last Hope Province. As Everton explains, “There aren’t that many roads within Last Hope Province. … I enjoy traveling by horse. While hiking, you often need to look down, but sitting on a horse, you are higher and can better concentrate on the horizon and your surroundings.”

Published on Jan. 18, 2012

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Estancia Dos de Enero in February 2011

Published on Jan. 18, 2012

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Estancia Dos de Enero in February 2011

Published on Jan. 18, 2012

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Estancia Dos de Enero in February 2011

Published on Jan. 18, 2012

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Estancia Dos de Enero in February 2011

Published on Jan. 18, 2012

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