March 21, 2009

South American spotlights

Here are a few of the highlight pictures from the month I just spent in Brazil and Argentina. Click to see larger versions:

more-ipanema
Ipanema beach. (Ipanema means "dangerous waters", incidentally.)

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Rio from the Corcovado (aka the famous Jesus statue.)

postcard-panorama
Iguazu Falls.

shaft-self
Yours truly in front of 700 megawatts at Itaipu Dam, the world's largest hydroelectric power plant.

king-beneath
Caiman, Iguazu Falls.

rock-mounds
Lago Torres and Cerro Torres, Patagonia.

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Tiny human silhouettes before colossal wall of ice, Glacier Perito Moreno, Patagonia.

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Trekking across the glacier.

blue-cave
Glacial blue.

spiky-sunshine
A bed of icy spikes.

argentina-sunset
Sunset over Argentina.

Full set here.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Jeremy and Eva Rees said...

Amazing that you were able to go to Patagonia. We only have enough time on our trip to see Peru and the Fortaleza area of Brazil. We wish we could go to Argentina, Guatemala and Ecuador in particular. Next time!
We spent 3 weeks in Brazil in 2005 for Carnival and our honeymoon. We were in Rio, Buzios and Paraty. I have so many good memories, it's hard not to go back there to relive them: meat-porno at the churrascurias, fruit smoothies everywhere, the lush trees all over the city. Wow! I'm jealous.

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