Altiplano (South America)
Thu, 04/04/2019 - 17:32
The Altiplano, also called Puna, is a region in west-central South America in the area where the Andes are the widest. It is the most extensive area of high plateau on Earth outside Tibet. The bulk of the Altiplano lies in Bolivia but its northern parts lie in Peru and its southern parts lie in Chile and Argentina.
Sometimes simply referred to as the Amazon (or Amazonia), the Amazon Rainforest is a region in northern South America that occupies the Amazon Basin, a drainage basin of the Amazon River and its tributaries in South America. Nine nations have some part of the Amazon within their borders.
Atacama Plateau (Argentina, Chile)
Fri, 10/05/2018 - 17:44
The Atacama Plateau is an arid high plateau in the Andes of northern Argentina and extending into Chile. The "Puna De Atacama" is a cold, desolate Andean tableland in northwestern Argentina and adjacent regions of Chile.
Baja California Peninsula and Gulf of California (Central/North America)
Wed, 04/10/2019 - 21:11
The Baja California Peninsula is a peninsula in northwestern Mexico. It is bounded to the north by the United States, to the east by the Gulf of California, and to the south and west by the Pacific Ocean. The peninsula is separated from mainland Mexico by the Gulf of California and the Colorado River.
Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System
Wed, 10/17/2018 - 21:46
The coastal area of Belize is an outstanding natural system consisting of the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere, offshore atolls, several hundred sand cays, mangrove forests, coastal lagoons and estuaries. The system’s seven sites are a significant habitat for threatened species.
Brazilian Highlands (South America)
Mon, 04/08/2019 - 17:52
The Brazilian Highlands are an extensive geographical region and is the main source of the nation’s abundant mineral wealth. Covering most of the eastern, southern and central portions of Brazil, the rugged highlands include steep cliffs, flat-topped plateaus, ravines, rolling hills, and rock outcrops.
Cape Horn, Diego Ramírez Islands and Drake Passage (South America)
Wed, 04/10/2019 - 12:48
Cape Horn is the southernmost headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago of southern Chile.The Diego Ramírez Islands are a small group of islands located southwest of Cape Horn. The Drake Passage is the body of water between Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica.
Caribbean Plate (The Caribbean, Central/North America)
Sun, 03/31/2019 - 18:12
The Caribbean Plate is a mostly oceanic tectonic plate underlying Central America and the Caribbean Sea off the north coast of South America. These borders are regions of intense seismic activity, including frequent earthquakes, occasional tsunamis and volcanic eruptions.
Caribbean Sea (The Caribbean)
Sun, 03/31/2019 - 18:04
The Caribbean Sea is a suboceanic basin of the western Atlantic Ocean. It is an oceanic sea largely situated on the Caribbean Plate. The entire area of the Caribbean Sea, the numerous islands of the West Indies and adjacent coasts, are collectively known as the Caribbean.
Chiloé Island and Archipelago (Chile)
Tue, 04/30/2019 - 17:00
Located in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of the Los Lagos Region in southern Chile, Chiloé Island is the largest island of the Chiloé Archipelago. From pastoral landscapes to iconic wooden churches, Chiloé is known for its distinctive folklore, mythology, cuisine and unique architecture.