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Photo Essay: Aysén — Unspoiled beauty of the Chilean Patagonia Special

Coyhaique Alto - Patagonia, a land located at the southernmost point of South America, near the end of the map, is a remote territory of great diversity of landscapes: mountains, rivers, lakes, islands and fiords, which still remains semi-virgin.
 

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Some sections of the  Carretera Austral  in the Aysen Region are connected by small wooden barges ab...
Some sections of the "Carretera Austral" in the Aysen Region are connected by small wooden barges able to cross the river with a few vehicles.
A Chilean flag flies over the waters of Lake General Carrera  Aysen Region.
A Chilean flag flies over the waters of Lake General Carrera, Aysen Region.
Because of its isolation  there are just a couple of villages in the shores of Lake General Carrera.
Because of its isolation, there are just a couple of villages in the shores of Lake General Carrera.
The lower section of the Baker River is wide and  in some sections  navigable.
The lower section of the Baker River is wide and, in some sections, navigable.
Inside the Marble Cathedral  one of the three marble caves in Lake General Carrera  Aysen  Chile.
Inside the Marble Cathedral, one of the three marble caves in Lake General Carrera, Aysen, Chile.
Baker River  Aysén Region  Chilean Patagonia.
Baker River, Aysén Region, Chilean Patagonia.
Side view of the karst rocks forming the marble caves at General Carrera Lake  Aysén Region  Chile.
Side view of the karst rocks forming the marble caves at General Carrera Lake, Aysén Region, Chile.
Impressive views of the Lake from “Carretera Austral” (the “Southern Highway”)  which is a g...
Impressive views of the Lake from “Carretera Austral” (the “Southern Highway”), which is a gravel road running along the region.
Lake General Carrera has beautiful turquoise waters surrounded by virgin forests.
Lake General Carrera has beautiful turquoise waters surrounded by virgin forests.
Baker River  Aysén Region  Chilean Patagonia
Baker River, Aysén Region, Chilean Patagonia
One of the entrances to the marble caves at General Carrera Lake  Aysén Region  Chile.
One of the entrances to the marble caves at General Carrera Lake, Aysén Region, Chile.
Approaching the karst rocks that contain the marble caves at Lake General Carrera. Pillars support t...
Approaching the karst rocks that contain the marble caves at Lake General Carrera. Pillars support the great rocks over the water of the lake.
There are some lodges near the lake catering mostly to foreign sport fishermen.
There are some lodges near the lake catering mostly to foreign sport fishermen.
A narrow bridge over the waters of Lake General Carrera  Aysen Region.
A narrow bridge over the waters of Lake General Carrera, Aysen Region.
The great lake has many islands contrasting with the beautiful turquoise-blue waters.
The great lake has many islands contrasting with the beautiful turquoise-blue waters.
Baker River  Aysén Region  Chilean Patagonia
Baker River, Aysén Region, Chilean Patagonia
Cliffs and mountain scenery surrounding Lake General Carrera  the largest lake in Chile located in t...
Cliffs and mountain scenery surrounding Lake General Carrera, the largest lake in Chile located in the Chilean Patagonia.
The natural scenery of Lake General Carrera is magnificent and often breathtaking.
The natural scenery of Lake General Carrera is magnificent and often breathtaking.
The upper sections of the Baker River have many class I and II rapids  great for rafting and kayakin...
The upper sections of the Baker River have many class I and II rapids, great for rafting and kayaking.
Most of the Aysén Region of Chile remains in a pristine state  untouched by human development.
Most of the Aysén Region of Chile remains in a pristine state, untouched by human development.