Keats Glacier, Alberto de Agostini National Park, Patagonia, Chile

A panorama of Keats Glacier, Alberto de Agostini National Park, Patagonia, Chile

A panorama of Keats Glacier, Alberto de Agostini National Park, Patagonia, Chilev

TAlberto de Agostini National Park is a Protected Area created on land that was formerly part of “Hollanda” forest reserve and “Hernando de Magallanes National Park” [in Chilean Patagonia]. It covers 5,637 square miles (14,600 km2) and includes the Cordiller Darwin mountain range, which is the final land-based stretch of the Andes before it becomes a chain of mountains appearing as small islands that sink into the Pacific Ocean and the Beagle Channel.” — Wikipedia

Keats Glacier flowing down into Keats Sound, near d’Agostini Sound, Alberto de Agostini National Park, Patagonia, Chile

Keats Glacier flowing down into Keats Sound, near d’Agostini Sound, Alberto de Agostini National Park, Patagonia, Chile

“The park, along with Cabo de Hornos National Park, was designated a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2005. As part of the Magallanes Sub-Polar (or Sub-Antarctic) Evergreen Rainforest, UNESCO highlights the area’s ‘mosaic of contrasting ecosystems and unique and singular characteristics on a world level.’ Several tidewater glaciers and steep fjords can be found in the park.” — Wikipedia

Waterfalls of melting mountain snow flowing into Keats Sound, Alberto de Agostini National Park, Patagonia, Chile

Waterfalls of melting mountain snow flowing into Keats Sound, Alberto de Agostini National Park, Patagonia, Chile

 

Sailing thorugh d’Agostini Sound on the way to the Beagle Channel and Ushuaia, Argentina, Alberto de Agostini National Park, Patagonia, Chile

Sailing through d’Agostini Sound on the way to the Beagle Channel and Ushuaia, Argentina, Alberto de Agostini National Park, Patagonia, Chile