10 of Latin America’s best landscapes

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From the soaring peaks of Torres del Paine to the volcanic islands of Galapagos, Latin America is a continent defined by its dramatic and soul-stirring scenery. We’ve picked out ten landscape photos from across the continent that we think will blow your mind…

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1. Atacama Desert, Chile

Atacama Desert, Chile

Studded with shimmering lagoons, craggy peaks and active volcanoes, the Atacama Desert is a wild and desolate expanse of land close to Chile’s border with Argentina and Bolivia.

2. Amazon, Brazil

Amazon, Brazil

A vast tropical rainforest covering around one and a half billion acres of land, the Amazon is a pristine natural wilderness where lush forest is parted by an enormous life-giving river.

3. Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Los Glaciers National Park, Argentina

In the majestic icescapes of Los Glaciares National Park in Argentinian Patagonia, electric blue ice formations are complemented by turquoise waters and clear skies.

4. Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Hidden underground on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula are many beautiful cenotes – natural turquoise pools enclosed by jungle-clad walls, bathed in sunlight from a small hole overhead.

5. Torres del Paine, Chile

Torres del Paine, Chile

Torres del Paine National Park is a vast and remote wilderness where dramatic landscapes fall away into a dazzling explosion of ancient forests, glaciers and towering peaks.

6. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

The Galapagos Islands are the most spectacular volcanic islands in the world. The unique ecosystem of these dramatic islands creates a habitat where endless endemic species thrive.

7. Cono de Arita, Argentina

Cono de Arita, Argentina

Cono de Arita is a mesmerisingly symmetrical volcanic pyramid that seems to float above the salt flat in the Puna, a remote region in the north west of Argentina where few people venture.

8. Antarctica 

Antarctica

A frozen wilderness at the end of the Earth, the hauntingly beautiful Antarctica measures 14 million square kilometers and is covered in ice that in places can be over a mile thick.

9. Lencois Maranhenses, Brazil 

Lencois Maranhenses, Brazil

Lencois Maranhenses National Park on Brazil’s North East Coast is a virtually undiscovered natural phenomenon of sweeping white sand dunes intercepted by vivid turquoise lagoons.

10. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Salar.de.Uyuni.Bolivia

Containing an estimated 11 billion tons of salt, Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat. A vast open space where it’s almost impossible to gauge perspective, this landscape is truly eerie

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