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The old ‘Baquedano’ Station and Railway Museum, Chile Special

Antofagasta - The old Baquedano railway complex, located 90 kilometers northeast of the city of Antofagasta in the arid Atacama Desert in northern Chile, was the converging point of Chile’s North-South railway line and the East-West Antofagasta-Bolivia Railway.

Woman fails driving test by plunging with vehicle into the sea

Antofagasta - A woman taking a driving test to obtain her driver's license ended with her vehicle at sea; the municipal inspector who was in the vehicle with her at the time of the accident fled the scene.

Quake-tsunami drill mobilizes 400,000 people in northern Chile

Antofagasta - About 400,000 people in northern Chile tested their responsiveness in an exercise simulating an 8.3-magnitude earthquake followed by tsunami; about 130,000 people evacuated coastal areas.

Unusual heavy rainstorms in northern Chile: 4000 homes damaged

Antofagasta - At least four thousand homes have been damaged by a frontal system and heavy rainfall affecting the region of Antofagasta in the far north of Chile; rain is a very abnormal phenomenon in this desertic region.
 

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View of the Pan-American Highway (Route CH-5) which runs for about 1000 km along the Atacama Desert ...
View of the Pan-American Highway (Route CH-5) which runs for about 1000 km along the Atacama Desert in northern Chile. The terrain in this region has been compared to that on Mars.
Fishermen arrive to the cove with their catch of smelts. Untangling the small fish from the nets is ...
Fishermen arrive to the cove with their catch of smelts. Untangling the small fish from the nets is hard, tedious work.
A solitary fisherman works on his nets at the Antofagasta Fishing Cove.
A solitary fisherman works on his nets at the Antofagasta Fishing Cove.
A long dock facing the ocean leaves a protected quay for the boats and where a large number of sea-l...
A long dock facing the ocean leaves a protected quay for the boats and where a large number of sea-lions live off the fish scraps from the fishermen and fish cleaners.
The fishing cove is protected from the wind and the waves of the Pacific Ocean by a long dock leavin...
The fishing cove is protected from the wind and the waves of the Pacific Ocean by a long dock leaving a channel between the red and green light signals for the boats to come in and out.
When fishing is slow many boats remain moored within the terminal  serving as perch for seagulls.
When fishing is slow many boats remain moored within the terminal, serving as perch for seagulls.
The South American sea lion (Otaria flavescens)  also known as the Patagonian sea lion  inhabits the...
The South American sea lion (Otaria flavescens), also known as the Patagonian sea lion, inhabits the coasts of Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay, Argentina and Southern Brazil. They are not very popular with fishermen because they damage nets and steal fish. Those living as families at the Antofagasta fishing cove are very tame.
Woman who drove her vehicle into the ocean failed to obtain her driver s licence. (Screengrab from S...
Woman who drove her vehicle into the ocean failed to obtain her driver's licence. (Screengrab from SoyAntofagasta)
SoyAntogasta
A section of the Antofagasta Fisheries Terminal looking towards the city.
A section of the Antofagasta Fisheries Terminal looking towards the city.
Fishermen arrive to the cove with their catch of smelts. Untangling the small fish from the nets is ...
Fishermen arrive to the cove with their catch of smelts. Untangling the small fish from the nets is hard, tedious work.
Aerial view of the northern city of Antofagasta  Chile.
Aerial view of the northern city of Antofagasta, Chile.
A. Bracani
The man wearing a red shirt is one of many  fish-cleaners  at the Fish Terminal. He works cleaning f...
The man wearing a red shirt is one of many "fish-cleaners" at the Fish Terminal. He works cleaning fish for customers in exchange of tips. Fish cleaners have "devoted followers" among the local marine birds.
Access to the Antofagasta Fisheries Terminal in the northern section of the port of Antofagasta  Chi...
Access to the Antofagasta Fisheries Terminal in the northern section of the port of Antofagasta, Chile. Part of the city extends to the hills shown in the background. Beyond the mountains is the 105,000 square kilometres plateau of the Atacama Desert, one of the driest deserts on earth.
A crane pulled the vehicle out from the sea while onlookers and navy personnel witnessed the operati...
A crane pulled the vehicle out from the sea while onlookers and navy personnel witnessed the operation.(Secreengrab from SoyAntofagasta).
SoyAntogasta
The Peruvian pelican (Pelecanus thagus) lives along the coast of South America from Ecuador to south...
The Peruvian pelican (Pelecanus thagus) lives along the coast of South America from Ecuador to southern Chile. Since 2008, they are listed (IUCN Red List) as "Near threatened". Pelicans living in fishing coves become really tame and friendly.
The city of Antofagasta in northern Chile. The hills in the background show the aridness of the area...
The city of Antofagasta in northern Chile. The hills in the background show the aridness of the area.
Niesnayu

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