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This section of the site contains our photographs of natural landscapes of the world, including geological formations, relief forms, natural water bodies and vegetation types, as well as some plants and animals, typical to different native zones and geographical regions.

This page contains the list of images of the Precordillera mountains (Argentina's North-West) nature: natural landscapes, vegetation types and some plants and animals.
Clicking on the preview in the list below you will be transferred to the page with the full sized image
(each photo has a semantic geographical or biological captions, explaining illustrated objects).

South America

Precordillera
(Argentina's North-West)

Local river valley at the Precordillera foothills.
Eastern slope of the Andes Highlands. Altitude is about 1200 m above sea level.
Precordillera, Jujuy Province, north-west of Argentina not far from the Bolivia border
Flowering almond trees in the small river valley at the Precordillera foothills.
Eastern slope of the Andes Highlands. Altitude is about 1200 m above sea level.
Precordillera, Jujuy Province, Northwest Argentina not far from the Bolivia border
The Mountain Of Seven Colours (Cerro de los Siete Colores) near Purmamarca.
Eastern slope of the Andes Highlands. Altitude is about 1200 m above sea level.
Precordillera, Jujuy Province, Northwest Argentina not far from the Bolivia border

The panorama of Mountain Of Seven Colours
(Cerro de los Siete Colores). Eastern slope of the
Andes Highlands. 1200 m above sea level. Precordillera,
Purmamarca, Jujuy Province, Northwest Argentina

Grass mountain steppe near Purmamarca.
Eastern slope of the Andes Highlands. Altitude is about 1200 m above sea level.
Precordillera, Jujuy Province, Northwest Argentina not far from the Bolivia border
Column mountains - the result of the water and wind erosion (atmogenic process).
Eastern slope of the Andes Highlands. Altitude is about 1200 m above sea level.
Precordillera, Jujuy Province, Northwest Argentina not far from the Bolivia border
Mountain (alpine) cactus desert (2500 m above sea level).
The Los Cardones National Park. Eastern slope of the Andes Highlands.
Precordillera, Salta Province, Northwest Argentina
The Cardones Giant Cactus, or Candelabra cactus, or Saguaro (Sahuaro) Cactus, or Columnar Cactus
(Carnegia gigantea) in the mountain (alpine) cactus desert (2500 m above sea level).
The Los Cardones National Park. Eastern slope of the Andes Highlands.
Precordillera, Salta Province, Northwest Argentina
The Cardones Giant Cactus, or Candelabra cactus, or Saguaro (Sahuaro) Cactus, or Columnar Cactus
(Carnegia gigantea) in the mountain (alpine) cactus desert (2500 m above sea level).
The Los Cardones National Park. Eastern slope of the Andes Highlands.
Precordillera, Salta Province, Northwest Argentina
The Cardones Giant Cactus, or Candelabra cactus, or Saguaro (Sahuaro) Cactus, or Columnar Cactus
(Carnegia gigantea) in the mountain (alpine) cactus desert (2500 m above sea level).
The dried cactus stem ("trunk') is used as a construction material.
The Los Cardones National Park. Eastern slope of the Andes Highlands.
Precordillera, Salta Province, Northwest Argentina
The Central Andean dry puna - the mountain (montane) grassland with alpine bunch-grasses
interspersed with herbs, grasses, lichens, mosses, ferns, cushion plants, and occasional low shrubs.
Eastern slope of the Andes Highlands. Altitude is about 3500 m above sea level.
Precordillera, Salta Province, Northwest Argentina
The Central Andean dry puna - the mountain (montane) grassland with alpine bunch-grasses
interspersed with herbs, grasses, lichens, mosses, ferns, cushion plants, and occasional low shrubs.
Eastern slope of the Andes Highlands. Altitude is about 3500 m above sea level.
Precordillera, Salta Province, Northwest Argentina
The Central Andean dry puna - the mountain (montane) grassland with alpine bunch-grasses
interspersed with herbs, grasses, lichens, mosses, ferns, cushion plants, and occasional low shrubs.
Eastern slope of the Andes Highlands. Altitude is about 3500 m above sea level.
Precordillera, Salta Province, Northwest Argentina
The highest peaks of the Central Andean dry puna - the mountain (alpine) cold desert with alpine
bunch-grasses with herbs, grasses, lichens and mosses. The peaks are 5500 meters above sea level.
The eastern slope of the Andes Highlands. Precordillera, Salta Province, Northwest Argentina
The Central Andean dry puna - the mountain (montane) grassland with alpine bunch-grasses
interspersed with herbs, grasses, lichens, mosses, ferns, cushion plants, and occasional low shrubs.
Eastern slope of the Andes Highlands. Altitude is about 3500 m above sea level.
Precordillera, Jujuy Province, Northwest Argentina not far from the Bolivia border
The Central Andean dry puna - the mountain (montane) grassland with alpine bunch-grasses
interspersed with herbs, grasses, lichens, mosses, ferns, cushion plants, and occasional low shrubs.
Eastern slope of the Andes Highlands. Altitude is about 3500 m above sea level.
Precordillera, Jujuy Province, Northwest Argentina not far from the Bolivia border
The vicuna (Vicugna vicugna) herd (flock) in the dry puna (alpine grassland).
Eastern slope of the Andes Highlands. Altitude is about 3500 m above sea level.
Precordillera, Jujuy Province, Northwest Argentina not far from the Bolivia border
The vicuna (Vicugna vicugna) - one of two wild South American camelids
(Artiodactyla order, Tylopoda suborder, Camelidae family).
Precordillera, Jujuy Province, Northwest Argentina not far from the Bolivia border
The Central Andean dry puna - the mountain (alpine) grassland with alpine bunch-grasses
interspersed with herbs, grasses, lichens, mosses, ferns, cushion plants, and occasional low shrubs.
Eastern slope of the Andes Highlands. Altitude is about 3500 m above sea level.
Precordillera, Jujuy Province, Northwest Argentina not far from the Bolivia border

The panorama of Central Andean dry puna - the mountain grassland with alpine
bunch-grasses interspersed with herbs, grasses, lichens and mosses.
Eastern slope of the Andes Highlands. Altitude is about 3500 m above sea level.
Precordillera, Jujuy Province, Northwest Argentina not far from the Bolivia border

Cloud forest or "selva nublada" - the vegetation type in the mountains receiving the moisture from the clouds.
Calilegua national park. Eastern slope of the Andes Highlands. Altitude is about 3000 m above sea level.
Precordillera, Jujuy Province, Northwest Argentina not far from the Bolivia border
Cloud forest or "selva nublada" - the vegetation type in the mountains receiving the moisture from the clouds.
Calilegua national park. Eastern slope of the Andes Highlands. Altitude is about 3000 m above sea level.
Precordillera, Jujuy Province, Northwest Argentina not far from the Bolivia border
Cloud forest or "selva nublada" - the vegetation type in the mountains receiving the moisture from the clouds.
Calilegua national park. Eastern slope of the Andes Highlands. Altitude is about 3000 m above sea level.
Precordillera, Jujuy Province, Northwest Argentina not far from the Bolivia border
The Andes Highlands slope. View to the Salinas Grandes salt lake kettle.
Altitude is about 3000 m above sea level.
Precordillera, Jujuy Province, Northwest Argentina not far from the Bolivia border
Los Salinas Grandes - the salt desert in the relict lake kettle (tectonic depression).
Precordillera, Cordoba and Santiago del Estero provinces,
Northwest Argentina not far from the Bolivia border
Polygonal salt sediments on the bottom the relict lake.
Los Salinas Grandes, Cordoba and Santiago del Estero provinces,
Northwest Argentina not far from the Bolivia border
The Salinas Grandes relict lake kettle (tectonic depression) filled with the salt sediments.
Los Salinas Grandes, Cordoba and Santiago del Estero provinces,
Northwest Argentina not far from the Bolivia border
Dry mountain (alpine) steppe with herbs, grasses, lichens, mosses, ferns, cushion plants
and low shrubs.
Eastern slope of the Andes Highlands, Precordillera, Cordoba Province, Northwest Argentina
Dry mountain (alpine) steppe with herbs, grasses, lichens, mosses, ferns, cushion plants
and low shrubs.
Eastern slope of the Andes Highlands, Precordillera, Cordoba Province, Northwest Argentina
Ice crust on the shade slope. Dry mountain (alpine) steppe with herbs, grasses,
lichens, mosses, ferns, cushion plants and low shrubs.
Eastern slope of the Andes Highlands, Precordillera, Cordoba Province, Northwest Argentina
The road between Cordoba and Salta provinces.
The Central Andean dry puna - the mountain (alpine) grassland.
Eastern slope of the Andes Highlands. Altitude is about 3500 m above sea level.
Precordillera, Northwest Argentina
The Central Andean dry puna - the mountain (alpine) grassland with alpine bunch-grasses
interspersed with herbs, grasses, lichens, mosses, ferns, cushion plants, and occasional low shrubs.
Eastern slope of the Andes Highlands. Altitude is about 3500 m above sea level.
Precordillera, Salta Province, Northwest Argentina
The Central Andean dry puna - the mountain (alpine) grassland.
Eastern slope of the Andes Highlands. Altitude is about 3500 m above sea level.
The Precordillera peaks about 6000 meters above sea level far away.
Precordillera, Salta Province, Northwest Argentina
The Central Andean dry puna - the mountain (alpine) grassland.
The cactus desert (Los Cardones National Park) on the foreground and the Precordillera peaks
(6700 meters above sea level) on the background.
Precordillera, Salta Province, Northwest Argentina
Mountain cactus desert (2500 m above sea level). Los Cardones National Park.
Eastern slope of the Andes Highlands. Precordillera, Salta Province, Northwest Argentina
Mountain cactus desert (2500 m above sea level).
The Cardones Giant Cactus, or Candelabra cactus, or Saguaro (Sahuaro) Cactus,
or Columnar Cactus (Carnegia gigantea).
Los Cardones National Park. Eastern slope of the Andes Highlands.
Precordillera, Salta Province, Northwest Argentina
The Cardones Giant Cactus, or Candelabra cactus, or Saguaro (Sahuaro) Cactus,
or Columnar Cactus (Carnegia gigantea) with the bird nest.
Los Cardones National Park. Eastern slope of the Andes Highlands.
Precordillera, Salta Province, Northwest Argentina
The Guanaco (Auchenia huanaco) herd (flock) in the dry puna (alpine grassland).
Eastern slope of the Andes Highlands. Altitude is about 3500 m above sea level.
Precordillera, Salta Province, Northwest Argentina
The Guanaco (Auchenia huanaco) - one of two wild South American camelids
(Artiodactyla order, Tylopoda suborder, Camelidae family).
Precordillera, Salta Province, Northwest Argentina

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Russia (from West to East): West Baltic (Kurshskaya Kosa), Moscow Region (Central Russia), Northern Caucasus Mountains (Elbruz), Middle Volga (Taiga zone), Middle Volga (Steppe zone), Ural Mountains (Chusovaya river), Taz peninsula (North of Western Siberia), Ob-river valley (Central part of Western Siberia), Altai Steppe and Mountains (South of Western Siberia), Sayan Mountains (South of Western Siberia), Lake Baikal (South of Central Siberia), Sihote-Alin Mountains (South of the Far East), Kuril Islands;
Former USSR States: Georgia (Central Caucasus Mountains), Northern Tien-Shan: Issyk-Kul Lake and Zailiysky Alatau, Western Tien-Shan Mountains (Kirgizstan), Tadjikstan (Pamir Mountains);
Europe: Norway, Finland, UK: England and Scotland, UK: Wales, France, Switzerland, Austria, Croatia, Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus;
Asia: Turkey, Middle East (Syria, Lebanon and Israel), North-East of China (Peking), Sri Lanka, Laos, Thailand, Indonesia (Bali Island);
North America: USA East coast (Eastern states), Alaska, Rocky Mountains (USA, Montana), Yellowstone National Park, Utah and Nevada mountains, South-West steppe and deserts (Arizona and Texas);
Central America: Mexico, Cuba (Caribbean), Guatemala and Honduras, Costa Rica;
South America: Venezuela (Orinoco River and Guiana Highlands), Central Andes and Amazonian Lowland (Peru), Precordillera (Argentina), Brazilian Highlands (Brazilian Plateau), Patagonia (Argentina), Land of Fire (Tierra del Fuego) Archipelago;
Africa: Tunis (Tunisia), Egypt, Tenerife Island (Canaries Archipelago) Kenya and Tanzania, Angola, Zambia, Namibia, Swaziland, South African Republic;
Australia and New Zealand: North Australia (Darwin), Australia Northern Territory, South-Eastern Australia (Sydney, New South Wales), South Australia (Melburn, Victoria), New Zealand: North Island, New Zealand: South Island;
Antarctic: Antarctic Peninsula.





 

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