Sunset light turns clouds orange, Los Glaciares National Park, Patagonia, Argentina.
Sunset light turns clouds orange over tree silhouettes at El Chaltén village, in Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina, South America. El Chaltén village was built in 1985 by Argentina to help secure the disputed border with Chile, and now tourism supports it, 220 km north of the larger town of El Calafate. Chaltén comes from a Tehuelche (Aonikenk) word meaning "smoking mountain" (explained by frequent orographic clouds). The foot of South America is known as Patagonia, a name derived from coastal giants, Patagão or Patagoni, who were reported by Magellan's 1520s voyage circumnavigating the world and were actually Tehuelche native people who averaged 25 cm (or 10 inches) taller than the Spaniards.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download