Tierra del Fuego National Park

Tierra del Fuego National Park, Argentina

The name Tierra del Fuego (Land of Fire) derives from Ferdinand Magellan, who was the first European to visit the land in 1520. As he approached shore, he was amazed by the size of the fires created by the aborigines to cook and keep warm. I can hardly imagine how anyone could survive to these extreme weather conditions without modern inventions. This shows that the aborigines’ skins, exposed to wind, cold and ice, developed in a completely different way from ours.

As we walked along the shore of Lake Fagnano, admiring the profoundly beautiful and diverse scenery, I couldn’t stop but wonder what else lies behind these high mountains and inside the dark forests. However, from its over 630km2 of land, only a small part of it is open to public.

 

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5 thoughts on “Tierra del Fuego National Park

  1. This is a part of the world I visted over 10 years ago but it reamins in my heart and memory as one of the most beautiful and spectacular parts of this wonderful world. If you’re lucky enough to visit on a sunny day it is as close to paradise as mankind can get. Enjoy!

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