Snow-capped Volcán Puntiagudo-Cordón Cenizos, Rupanco Lake, Chile, South America.
Snow-capped Volcán Puntiagudo-Cordón Cenizos (2493 meters elevation) rises with a pointy shape above Rupanco Lake in the Andes mountain range, in Los Lagos Region, Chile, South America. Puntiagudo is a stratovolcano partially contained within Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park. What international tourist literature calls the "Chilean Lake District" usually refers to the Andean foothills between Temuco and Puerto Montt including three Regions (XIV Los Ríos, IX La Araucanía, and X Los Lagos) in what Chile calls the Zona Sur (Southern Zone). In Chile, Patagonia includes the territory of Valdivia through Tierra del Fuego archipelago. Spanning both Argentina and Chile, the foot of South America is known as Patagonia, a name derived from coastal giants ("Patagão" or "Patagoni" who were actually Tehuelche native people who averaged 25 cm taller than the Spaniards) who were reported by Magellan's 1520s voyage circumnavigating the world.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download