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cabo blanco map The Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve was created by Decree of the Province of Santa Cruz N ° 1561 of 1977. It was declared as "Intangible Natural Reserve".

The purpose of it was to create a reserve for the one area for breeding and fur seal (Arctocephalus australis) in the province of Santa Cruz. In turn, there is also a colony of sea lions (Otaria flavescens), and a significant diversity of seabirds.

In the year 1939 had been declared as National Intangible Natural Reserve, a status that did not keep going from Homeland to province in 1959. The Nature Reserve covers an area of ​​737 hectares and is managed by the Provincial Agrarian Council of Santa Cruz. It lies near the southern end of the San Jorge Gulf. The geographical position which is located 47 ° 19 '"S 65 ° 44'" W.

cabo blanco lobos-marinosA journey of 88 miles of flat plateau to the north of Puerto Deseado. And then, suddenly, after making this journey, called attention to a red brick lighthouse on a rocky mass. Approaching him down there are two hairs sea lions swarming among rocky islets off the coast. Yes, the place is Cabo Blanco, the site of one of the surviving populations of sea lions in Argentina.

The sea lions seem to be under the lighthouse, are free and under the watchful protection of a ranger. But in the eighteenth and nineteenth century was not the same. They were hunted relentlessly by people seeking his precious skin.

That was until 1937, the year when the national government decided to protect these animals and ordered to Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve Intangible. From there, the two hairs sea lions or fur seals, as they are called normally-resumed a slow recovery, but continues.

Although the star is the fur seal, other accompanying species in Cabo Blanco. You can see sea lions (Otaria flavescens), several nests of cormorants gray, black collar and imperial cormorants cormoran rookery.
 
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dinosaurios1 Argentina has proved, through the dinosaur paleontological Argentines, the promised land of scientists, paleontologists and lovers of the great dinosaurs that once, more than 65 million years, absolutely dominated the planet for a period of time over 160 million years.

Argentina was in prehistoric times, a very populated by dinosaurs. 

At present, the finding of fossils has aroused the attention of paleontologists from around the world, as well as tourists from home and abroad.

Parallel to the changes occurring in living species, there were also large geographic and climatic changes. 

There was, in those days, one continent on the planet, known as Pangea. The Andes Mountains had not yet formed, allowing the sea came up to the present province of Neuquén.
 
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Later, the waters receded leaving behind large lakes and lush vegetation, providing a habitat for the development of the lives of dinosaurs. During the Jurassic period, the giants lived quietly feeding on coniferous forests and large trees like the pine. With the formation of the Andes, in the Tertiary, there was a second invasion of the waters from the Atlantic Ocean.
This was particularly important for the current work of paleontologists, because sedimentation processes after those two invasions of marine waters, contributed to favor the preservation of fossils. It is believed that sedimentation processes would be the key to the preservation of fossils.

100 million years ago, the territory consisted Patagonian forests populated grasslands interspersed with rivers and streams. The Andes did not exist, even if there were active volcanoes. The Pacific Ocean came to this territory. With this soil and geography, the climate was then presented humid tropical or subtropical.
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Among Cretaceous vegetation, Araucaria species were observed, and other oddities ginkos primitive. There under the trees ferns, cycads and flowering plants first made ​​their appearance. In that period lived the largest carnivore found so far, the Giganotosaurus Carolini, whose dimensions were about 14 meters in length. In the same medium, lived with smaller carnivores and herbivores, highlighting the Andesaurus Delgadoi. Aquatic turtles, predecessors of the current, and small primitive mammals and flying reptiles example was the pterosaur, and insects such as dragonflies, but larger than those existing today with invertebrates, made ​​up part of the ecosystem prevailing .
In the province of Neuquén, for example, was found about 30 fossil sites in the course of the past three decades. They have identified 40 species of dinosaurs distributed in the provinces of Salta, San Juan is-especially in the Valle de la Luna (Ischigualasto), San Luis, Mendoza, La Rioja, Chubut, Neuquen, Rio Black, Santa Cruz and even Antarctica. This would represent approximately 10% of all species that have been found around the world, so far. Which gives us the pattern of global paleontological significance attesting Argentina, on prehistoric findings and as the birthplace of dinosaurs and primitive ecosystem.
Throughout all of Patagonia, numerous frolil, "stone bone", name the Mapuche indigenous people awarded the fossil.
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animales patagonia mara At present the existing biodiversity in the Patagonia Argentina, we are referring not only to the particular characteristics of each of the species that inhabit this region, wildlife humble glance, but try to give a global picture of the immense wealth totalizing underlying this ground, across the spectrum.

In other words, we want to make come to understand that since the immeasurable beauty of the ocean, through the rigorous but captivating arid steppe, to the stunning charm of the Cordillera de Los Andes, from the solitude of the hills in the plains to the majesty of the lakes with its glaciers, Patagonia Argentina hosts, even in its apparent simplicity, "THE MIRACLE OF LIFE."

The birds deserve a separate chapter, since to describe only the species found in Bird Island, off the Valdes Peninsula it takes several pages. Mention only the most important, as the Magellanic penguins, several species of cormorants, gulls and terns and Antarctic pigeons, among many others.

patagonia_mapa_antifuo Leaving the coast and entering in the continent, we find that the ancient people, animals indigenous to the highlands, have been displaced by introduced species aGuanaco man from the conquest and colonization. Native fauna consisted of the tiger, the maned wolf or "big fox", pampas deer and peccary, which today have migrated north. The new inhabitants are red deer and wild boar, as well as sheep and goats. But cougars have been preserved and guanacos, which are forced to compete with sheep and goats for territory.

The most characteristic land animals, and that one can easily see, although their number is reduced to the south are the foxes, feral cats and skunks, Patagonian hares or maras (protected species in danger of extinction), armadillos called "furry "or" piches "along with the ostrich and tinamous (similar to but larger partridges).
 









Martineta copetona: Earthlings treadmills are birds that fly hard as they have short, rounded wings. Only in case of persecution stands a short distance flight. The plumage is gray, red or brown, and blend in with the vegetation. The tail feathers are short, beak and long neck have a crest on the head. Males construct nests that are not very deep holes, installed in any depression in the ground and the shelter of a bush. The eggs produced are bright and colored. 







 
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The province of Jujuy contains reminiscences of ancient people that lived 2000 years ago and were strongly influenced by the Inca Empire. Its colonial buildings and desert landscape forms a contrast colorfully dazzling and unique natural spectacle fascinates everyone.
 
Jujuy is a province of northwestern Argentina visited by many tourists throughout the year because of its scenic beauty and archaeological wealth. Its capital is San Salvador de Jujuy, where modern buildings are articulated with traditional colonial architecture, but what is the wonderful spectacle dazzles mountainous of the Quebrada de Humahuaca. Their churches, chapels and the deep historical roots are also local attraction.

Jujuy is primarily a geographical setting of great natural beauty. Most of its territory is mountainous and flat region is forested. Its capital, also called "the silver cup", contains treasures such as the Cathedral of the seventeenth century, which houses art objects. It is a National Historic Landmark, as is the church of Santa Barbara, colonial church, the Cabildo, opposite the historic Belgrano Square, and Government House. The Obelisk at Jujuy Exodus evokes the memorable historic feat. You can also visit the craft market, craft shops and plenty of museums, including the Archaeological Museum. This capital city has a modern tourist infrastructure, hotels and restaurants where you taste the typical regional food.

The tour of the famous Quebrada de Humahuaca and its villages acquires a singular sense. For she transited the subjects of the Inca and then the conquerors from the Alto Peru. The tour of the creek includes a succession of chapels and villages that have been declared National Historic Sites or Monuments, as Purmamarca, famous "Cerro de los Siete Colores" show of natural beauty unique in the world for its famous Tilcara "Pucara ", museums and botanical gardens high and Humahuaca, for his monumental Independence Monument and Cathedral keeping typically colonial indigenous relics.
 





 
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