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Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina

It sounds vast, but 622 square kilometers (240 square miles) is quite small as national parks go in Tierra del Fuego. The Argentine park of the same name, just outside the city of Ushuaia, stretches along six kilometers (four miles) of the Beagle...

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In 2011, a new national park joined several others in the rich temperate rain forest region of Tierra del Fuego. Flush on the Argentine border, Chile’s 1,550-square-kilometer (600-square-mile) Yendegaia National Park lies on the Beagle...

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Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena Region, Chile

Alberto de Agostini may not be world famous, but the massive 14,500-square-kilometer (5,600-square-mile) national park named in honor of this Italian missionary and explorer is so vital that it forms half of the UNESCO Cape Horn Biosphere....

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Marinelli Glacier, Timaukel, Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena Region, Chile

Stretching northward on the far side of the vast Alberto de Agostini National Park and not directly visible from the Beagle Channel, the popular Marinelli Glacier feeds into the deep Almirantazgo Fjord off of the Strait of Magellan. The glacier is...

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Darwin Sound, Chile

A western extension of the Beagle Channel, Darwin Sound wasn’t named in recognition of Charles’s world-changing ideas. Rather, HMS Beagle captain Robert FitzRoy bestowed the honor upon the naturalist after he saved the...