Margarita Island, also known as the "Isle of Pearls," is situated off the northeastern coast of Venezuela in the Caribbean Sea. Margarita Island, along with Cubagua Island and Coche Island, are the largest of 70 islands comprising Nueva Esparta state.
Montserrat is an island and overseas territory of the United Kingdom in the West Indies, nicknamed "The Emerald Isle of the Caribbean." The Soufrière Hills volcano is an active, complex stratovolcano with many lava domes forming its summit on the Caribbean island.
The Bay Islands are a group of eight islands and 53 small cays situated within the Gulf of Honduras, an inlet of the Caribbean Sea. The island of Roatán rests on an exposed ancient coral reef and has become an important cruise ship, scuba diving and eco-tourism destination in Honduras.
The Tobago Cays are an archipelago located in the Southern Grenadines of the Lesser Antilles, comprising five small islands and extensive coral reefs. The cays are the key element of the Tobago Cays Marine Park run and owned by the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines government.
The Orinoco wetlands ecoregion is located in northeastern Venezuela, within the northern Orinoco Delta. The ecoregion consists of several large and small patches of flooded grasslands, which occur in a habitat mosaic with swamp forests and mangroves.
Lençóis Maranhenses National Park is located in northeastern Brazil. The park includes 43 mi of coastline and an interior composed of rolling sand dunes. During the rainy season, the valleys among the dunes fill with freshwater lagoons, prevented from draining due to the impermeable rock beneath.
Chile Triple Junction: Taitao and Tres Montes Peninsulas (South America)
Fri, 09/06/2019 - 15:14
The Chile Triple Junction is a geologic triple junction located on the seafloor of the Pacific Ocean off Taitao and Tres Montes Peninsula on the southern coast of Chile. Here three tectonic plates meet: the South American Plate, the Nazca Plate, and the Antarctic Plate.
Llanquihue Lake and Osorno Volcano (Chile)
Tue, 09/03/2019 - 17:18
Llanquihue Lake, situated in the southern Los Lagos Region of Chile, is the largest and one of the best known of Chilean lakes. Osorno volcano stands on the southeastern shore of Llanquihue Lake and is one of the most active volcanoes of the southern Chilean Andes.
Chilean Coastal Range (South America)
Thu, 08/29/2019 - 19:37
The Chilean Coastal Range is a mountain range that runs from north to south along the Pacific coast of South America and parallel to the Andes Mountains. The range extends from the northern Chilean city of Arica and ends at the Chile Triple Junction and Taitao Peninsula on the southern coast of Chile.
The Azuero Peninsula is located in southern Panama. It is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean in the south and by the Gulf of Panama in the east. The Panamanian capital Panama City is the main urban center on the gulf shore. The Pearl Islands is an archipelago in the Gulf of Panama.