The scenery in the Andes is quite spectacular. I didn't see much wildlife in the Andes. I got close to the highest mountain in the Ander, Aconcagua.

The drive from Córdoba into the Andes goes first through the hills around Córdoba, then through the fairly flat Pampas, till you reach the foothills of the Andes. From there it goes high up into the mountains till you reach almost 3,000 meters (9,800 feet) at the highest point of the mountain pass to Chile.

On the way I visited the Parque Nacional Sierra de la Quijadas, a beautiful national park. The pictures of the Culpeo were taken in that park.

In the highest parts of the Andes, the road was still not passable without chains. The scenery in the high Andes valleys is spectacular. From there I drove back down, crossing the high plains and then taking a narrow switch back road down into the Pampas.

In Argentina I visited also the Cataratas de Iguazú (Iguazú Falls). The pictures from there are shown on a separate page.

Pictures of birds in Argentina and other nature pages are separate:

Birds in Argentina
Argentina Bird Page
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All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Nature in Argentina

Way Into Andes
On the way into the Andes. (217k)
Sediment Layers Andes
Sediment layers in an Andes valley. (283k)
Aconcagua Highest Peak
Near Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Andes. (174k)
Aconcagua Highest Peak
Near Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Andes. (219k)
Natural Stone Bridge
A natural stone bridge, the Puenta del Inca on the road to Aconcagua. (268k)
High Plains Argentinian
High plains in the Argentinian Andes. (233k)
High Plains Argentinian
High plains in the Argentinian Andes. (234k)
Parque Nacional Sierra
Parque Nacional Sierra de la Quijadas. (255k)
Parque Nacional Sierra
Parque Nacional Sierra de la Quijadas. (333k)
Parque Nacional Sierra
Parque Nacional Sierra de la Quijadas. (341k)

Fauna in Argentina

Culpeo Lycalopex Culpaeus
Culpeo (Lycalopex culpaeus, german: Andenschakal, french: Renard de Magellan) in the Parque Nacional Sierra de la Quijadas. (232k)
Culpeo Lycalopex Culpaeus
This Culpeo (Lycalopex culpaeus, german: Andenschakal, french: Renard de Magellan) seemed to be posing for my camera. (257k)

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