South America

Los Torres

Torres del Paine National Park


Please look at the country tabs above the Los Torres Pictures.  We traveled to Peru in 2010, Patagonia (Chile and Argentina) in 2013, Argentina in 2014 on the way to Antarctica, Ecuador in 2015 and Brazil in 2019.

Jaguar Brothers- Pantanal in Brazil

The jaguar is considered a keystone species- a species which has a disproportionately large effect on its natural environment relative to its abundance. As the largest cat in the Western Hemisphere and the 3rd largest cat in the world (after tigers and lions), jaguars play an indispensable role in controlling populations of herbivores. When jaguars disappear, overgrazing results and forests suffer. This is one of several jaguar photos that made my top 30 for 2019, a very impressive animal.