Torres del Paine
"The Paine massif is unrivaled...In its colors and form it is without doubt one of the most fantastic and spectacular sights that human imagination can concieve."
-- Salesian missionary Padre Agostini
From the wind-bent grasses of the plains to the sheer, frozen cliffs of the Andes, the 935 square miles of Torres del Paine National Park rank among South America's most stunning and diverse. Not only does Torres del Paine boast several distinct ecosystems; each ecosystem contains a wealth of landscapes, flora, and fauna found nowhere else in world. More than 40 mammals make their home in the park, including the guanaco, puma, and Patagonian gray fox. Some of the world's rarest bird species -- the Andean condor, crested cara cara, and black vulture among them -- are found in Torres as well.
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