Thursday, May 20, 2010
Upper part of the famous Rio Grande (Tierra del Fuego)
World-famous Rio Grande (Tierra del Fuego island) is 220 km long. The upper 120 km of the river belongs to Chile, and its lower part - to Argentina. Most of the fishermen come here in search of the trophy sea-run brown trout, which can reach 18 kg. This fishing occurs in the middle & lower part of the river, in Argentina. It is also possible to catch sea-run trout in Chile, not far from the border with Argentina. In its upper part Rio Grande has good density of resident brown trout.
This shot was made from a hill, 70 km from the source of the Rio Grande. The stream is 12-20 meters wide; its depth is 30-150 cm. The river floodplain is treeless, and the hills along the river valley are covered with beech trees. The river is not deep and can be crossed by wading at most of the riffles.
Calafate bush is protecting its tasty berries with inch-long spines