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THE SMOKING MOUNTAIN

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Cerro Chalten (aka Fitz Roy) stands in all its glory during a stormy sunrise in Argentine Patagonia. Chalten is one of the most famous and beautiful mountains in the world, and its name comes from the indigenous Tehuelche word that means "smoking mountain." Because the storms that rack this part of the world normally cover the peak in thick, streaming clouds, the Tehuelche thought it was a volcano, creating its own "smoke." I took this photo during a rare scenic flight around the Fitz Roy massif, and was lucky enough to have a clear view for just a couple of hours, as the clouds roiling in the background closed in over the mountains again later that day. 

 

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