|Location of Salto Petrohué shown (approximately!) by end of red arrow;|
that of Salto Grande by end of brown arrow.
|Looking east along Lago Todos Santos to the Andean spine; the mountains, including Tronodor, are |
on the Chilean-Argentinian border. The Petrohué flows west from the right of the photo.
|The top of Salto Petrohué, with mighty Puntiagudo in the background.|
(The name simply means 'pointy'.)
|The rocks are laval basalt, very tough but still being gradually worn away.|
|Rio Petrohué flowing through cool temperate rainforest downstream of the falls|
(above and below).
|Weinmannia trichosperma, family Cunonicacae - another Gondwanan family.|
|Escallonia rubra; its family, Escallionaceae, is mostly found in South America, with |
a smaller focus in Australia.
|Lago Nordenskjöld, with the Towers (Torres) behind it.|
Not a very Spanish (or Tehuelche!) name, you may well think; it was named for Swedish
geologist and explorer Otto Nordenskjöld, who investigated the area in the 1920s.
|Lago Pehoé whipped up by the winds that are typical of the area; I've been nearly knocked off my|
feet by them while visiting Salto Grande.
|Upstream of the salto, with the Horns (the Curenos) in the background.|
|The falls, above and below; the latter shows Lago Pehoé in the background.|
|Another view of the mighty Cuernos, looking back from Salto Grande.|
|Notro by the Salto Grande.|
|Male Austral Negrito Lessonia rufa, an equally widespread bird in the south. |
It is one of the vast group of South American Tyrant Flycatchers which makes
South American birding such a challenge and a joy to the rest of us.