Chili is a land of extremes. Even this far south, human influence succeeded in ruining whole ecosystems. Here, the funny thing is that nobody bothered to clean up the mess. In the whole area around Punta Arenas, all evergreen native forests are burned and cut to create short grass meadows for grazing cattle. Strangely, the remaining trunks of the burned trees are left in the fields creating a spooky cemetery of nature. As far as the eyes can see, they stick out of the ground as a sad reminder of how this place once looked.
The result is a strange but attractive landscape that highlights the true human power to create and destroy. Showing something that gets you thinking.
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