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:

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Ipanema beach. (Ipanema means "dangerous waters", incidentally.)

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

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Iguazu Falls.

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

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Caiman, Iguazu Falls.

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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.

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Glacial blue.

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A bed of icy spikes.

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Sunset over Argentina.

Full set here.