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Excellent twilight view, bathed in purple light, of gentle falls of Rio Petrohu e winding through rocks with Osorno Volcano, part of the Andes Mountains, in th e background.
January 27, 2009

Petrohué Falls, Chile

The gentle falls of the Petrohué River frame the graceful slopes of Osorno Volcano, part of the Andes Mountain. The scene is but one memorable view within Chile's Vicente Perez Rosales National Park. (Photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, "Chile, Republic on a Shoestring," October 1973, National Geographic magazine)
Photograph by George F. Mobley

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