Face to face with giants of the sea

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With enthusiasm, we left our baggage and headed straight to the ocean to the see if we had any luck. It was there, from the city shoreline and besieged by wind, the cold and hunger, that we had our first encounter with the whales. First, a blow in the form of a “V” on the horizon, then another one a little closer, and then a pair of tails submerging a mere 300 meters from the shore. It was breathtaking. We began to see in person all the fabulous things we’d heard about this place.

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Cinco kayaks, tres días, uno Río Baker

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El Río Baker es una franja turquesa que atraviesa los bosques de haya al sur de la Patagonia Chilena y corre entre cimas irregulares antes de depositar sus aguas cenagosas en el Pacífico. El río delimita la frontera oeste del futuro Parque Nacional Patagonia y bordea el camino hacia Cochrane, la ciudad más cercana. Su existencia es de gran importancia para la región, como marca geográfica pero además como disputado símbolo político.

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Books: The greatest adventurer you’ve never heard of

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It was an audacious youth that any globetrotter would envy: Lucas Bridges hunted wild bulls, pillaged abandoned shipwrecks and explored a once-unblemished Tierra del Fuego at the southernmost tip of the Americas. In time, he would befriend the “savages” that Charles Darwin had sneered at from the H.M.S. Beagle. 
 
Meet E. Lucas Bridges, the greatest adventurer you’ve never heard of. 
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Glaciers in Chilean Patagonia tell a story of climate change

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Scientists are studying Chile’s Northern Patagonian Icefield
 
 
Slicing through the Andes mountains until they reach the saw-toothed fjords of southern Chile are a series of seventy glaciers that make up the Northern Patagonian Icefield—almost all of which are retreating. To understand their future, researchers are looking at their history to tease out how past climates affected these icy behemoths.
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Into the Patagonian steppe

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For me, the Patagonian steppe represents incredible beauty and the solitude I’ve longed for my entire life. Born an introverted soul, I find great joy in emptiness and get giddy about privacy. The steppe promises comfort and peace to me, offering up contemplation and quiet. But, as I discovered on a Sunday as we headed east toward a remote ranch where we’d been invited for an asado, it’s not all placid stillness out here. The steppe, like most of the modern world, is caught in transition. It’s a place in motion.
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