See a Patagonian puma resting in tall grass at the Patagonian Institute in Punta Arenas, Chile. Pumas, known as mountain lions or cougars in North America, are among the most wide-ranging animals in the Americas. Patagonian pumas were once hunted to endangered levels by ranchers protecting sheep flocks, but government protections have helped their numbers rebound.
See a rock climber using the freestyle technique called bouldering to take on a sheer rock wall in Argentine Patagonia's Paso Superior. Patagonia's thousands of breathtaking Andean peaks attract mountaineers from novice to world-class.
View a sunset casting a rosy glow over granite peaks encircling a glacial lake in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile. Chile's prized jewel, the 598,000-acre (242,000-hectare) national park is a mosaic of landforms including soaring mountains, golden pampas, and grinding ice fields.