Ian Teh/Panos Pictures

Cape Horn Island (Isla Hornos), Patagonia, Chile

Members of a scientific team searching Cape Horn Island (Isla Hornos) for the 'southernmost tree' in the world head towards the team's campsite. The journey was made indirect and slow because the ground often gave way to sink holes and chest-deep snarls of thorny brush, eventually taking three hours to hike little more than a mile. Furthermore, the wind chill made temperatures feel far lower than the six degrees Celsius measured.
Strong winds have also forced the Nothofagus Betuloides (Megallanic Southern Beech) trees spread over the hillside to grow low over the ground as a way to protect themselves from the extreme winds that sweep across Cape Horn Island (Isla Hornos).

Object Name
Copyright
Ian Teh/Panos Pictures
City
Cape Horn Island (Isla Hornos), Patagonia
Country
Chile
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5000 x 3333 pixels
42.33 x 28.22 cm (300 dpi)
16.67 x 11.11 inch (300 dpi)
9.1 MB size on disk
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