300 pages, colour photos
Language: English, also available in Spanish
Yendegaia National Park offers a visually spectacular tour of one of Earth's most remote and scenic national parks. In Chilean Patagonia on the grand island of Tierra del Fuego, the new park – designated in 2014 – was prompted by a donation of private land to the Chilean park system. When combined with adjacent federal land, the new protected area covers some 372 000 acres, and forms a habitat linkage between existing national parks in Chile and Argentina. Thus the new Yendegaia National Park has helped establish one of the planet's most significant trans-boundary protected areas, or "peace parks."
During expeditions to Yendegaia in various seasons, renowned nature photographer Antonio Vizcaino captured the harsh beauty of a remote land at the end of the world where glacier-carved peaks, untamed rivers, windblown steppe, and Earth's southernmost forests combine to create a unique and stunningly beautiful landscape. For both armchair adventurers who dream of Patagonia and intrepid travelers planning a trip to Chile's national parks, Yendegaia National Park is a must-have.
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Antonio Vizcaíno is a landscape photographer with 30 books to his credit, He uses beauty to help foster a new culture that respects the value of nature. When not traveling the world, he lives outside Mexico City, Mexico.
Sebastián Piñera is a leading businessman and politician, served as president of Chile from 2010-2014. Before his term in office, he created one of Chile's largest private nature reserves, Tantauco Park. He lives in Santiago, Chile.
Douglas Tompkins is an American philanthropist, conservationist, organic farmer, and former businessman and has helped acquire and conserve more than 2 million acres of wild land. He lives in southern Chile and northern Argentina.