Snow Mountain of the Andes Pano 1, Chile

The Andes or Andean Mountains (Spanish: Cordillera de los Andes) are the longest continental mountain range in the world, forming a continuous highland along the western edge of South America. This range is about 7,000 km (4,300 mi) long, about 200 to 700 km (120 to 430 mi) wide (widest between 18° south and 20° south latitude), and of an average height of about 4,000 m (13,000 ft). The Andes extend from north to south through seven South American countries: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina.

This picture is a composite of 12 shots.

Snow Mountain of the Andes, Chile, DSC04472

Great Smoky Mountains Nat. Park, Pano_93E0114

One of my favorite spots in the Great Smokies is Cades Cove.  The windows of opportunities to get good photos are endless.  Every visit brings different sets of circumstances which I intend to reveal in future posts.

Cades Cove is a broad, verdant valley surrounded by mountains and is one of the most popular destinations in the Great Smokies. It offers some of the best opportunities for wildlife viewing in the park. Large numbers of white-tailed deer are frequently seen, and sightings of black bear, coyote, ground hog, turkey, raccoon, skunk, and other animals are also possible.

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