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From colourful Colombian Plazas to Peruvian tapestries we document the lives of native South Americans, and also those travelling to the area. As South America becomes increasingly popular with tourists we show the impact and influence of tourism.
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / Sugar Loaf (Pao de Acucar) mountain in Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro city, Rio de Janeiro State, Southeastern Brazil, August 2011
Rick Tomlinson / Statue of Cristo Redentor overlooking the city from the top of the Corcovado mountain, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Merryn Thomas / Man in vehicle, photographing Salar de Uyuni salt flats, Atacama Desert, Bolivia. February 2014.
Merryn Thomas / Four-wheel drive road trip through Salvador Dali Desert, Altiplano, Sur Lipez Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia. December 2013.
Luiz Claudio Marigo / An old man and a dog sitting on the street in the colourful city of RoĦquira ('City of Pots'). Boyaca department, Colombia, February 2011.
Luiz Claudio Marigo / Plaza de los Coches (Los Coches Square) in Cartagena de Indias city, a UNESCO World Heritage City. Magdalena Department, Colombia, February 2011.
Luiz Claudio Marigo / Chariots in Plaza de la Aduana (Customs Square) in Cartagena de Indias, a UNESCO World Heritage City. Bolivar Department, Northern Colombia, February 2011.
Merryn Thomas / Women dying wool in Planeterra-supported women's weaving project, Huchuy Qosco indigenous village, Sacred Valley, Peru. December 2013.
Merryn Thomas / Hands on loom in Planeterra-supported women's weaving project, Huchuy Qosco, indigenous village, Sacred Valley, Peru. December 2013.
Merryn Thomas / Woman sitting at backstrap loom. Planeterra-supported women's weaving project, Huchuy Qosco, indigenous village, Sacred Valley, Peru. December 2013.
Guy Edwardes / Churches of Quito, Old Town, Quito, Ecuador, September 2010.
Guy Edwardes / View to Cathedral and La Basilica Del Voto Nacional, Quito, Ecuador, September 2010.
Roy Mangersnes / Man gathering crop of Coca (Erythroxylum coca) leaves using a net, the leaves are harvested six times a year, Bolivia, November. No release available.
Michael Hutchinson / Ushuaia in front of Martial mountains, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, January.
Juan Carlos Munoz / Aerial view of San Jose, Costa Rica, November 2014.
Luiz Claudio Marigo / Relaxing in the street in Cartagena de Indias city, near the Clock Tower, Magdalena Department, Colombia, February 2011.
Mark Bowler / Iquitos and the River Amazon, showing flood plain of Itaya and Amazon RIvers, Peru, July 2015.
David Tipling / View across the Soberania National Park from Semaphore Hill towards Panama City Panama February 2017.
Juan Manuel Borrero / Street in Mexico City. Mexico, March 2017.
Claudio Contreras / Aquatic plants (Typha sp.) with Mexico City buildings in the back, Xochimilco wetlands, Mexico City, January
Kirkendall-Spring / Woman camping on the crater rim of South Sister, Three Sisters Wilderness, Deschutes National Forest. Oregon, USA, July 2014. Model released.
Luiz Claudio Marigo / Houses in the Colonial Spanish architecture style in Cartagena de Indias, a UNESCO World Heritage City. Bolivar Department, Northern Colombia, February 2011.
Mark Bowler / Pao de Acucar (Sugarloaf mountain) and Morro da Urca. Fish eye view from cablecar, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. August.
Gabriel Rojo / Tourists on boat on wildlife watching trip at sunset, Ibera Marshes, Corrientes Province, Argentina, July 2009.
Merryn Thomas / Ushuaia, capital of Tierra del Fuego, Southernmost city in the world. Antartida e Islas del Atlantico Sur Province, Argentina. January 2014.
Merryn Thomas / Santiago, the capital and largest city of Chile. December 2013.
Adam Burton / The harbour at Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, Patagonia, Argentina, South America December 2007
Kirkendall-Spring / Hiker passing a small lake part way to the summit of South Sister, Three Sisters Wilderness, Deschutes National Forest, Oregon, USA, July 2014. Model released.
Rick Tomlinson / Statue of Cristo Redentor watches over the city from the top of the Corcovado mountain, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Rick Tomlinson / Assa Abloy off Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, 2001-2002.
John Cancalosi / Maydruna Indian children playing in mud, Amazon Basin, Peru.
Luiz Claudio Marigo / Statue of Iracema, at Iracema Beach in Fortaleza city, CearaĦ State, Northeastern Brazil. March 2009
Onne van der Wal / Busy port, Valparaiso, Chile 2008.
Pete Oxford / Cable car up Sugar Loaf mountain, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 2010
Luiz Claudio Marigo / View of Brazilian Baroque town Ouro Preto (UNESCO World Heritage Site)Minas Gerais State, southeastern Brazil.
Luiz Claudio Marigo / Bavaria Central Park, designed by Antonio Leiva and Michele Cescas, the most important landscape designers of Colombia. Bogota, Cundinamarca Department, Colombia, February 2011.
Luiz Claudio Marigo / Southern coati (Nasua nasua) on ceramic tile wall in Atlantic Rainforest, Tijuca National Park, Rio de Janeiro City, Southeastern Brazil.
Luiz Claudio Marigo / Corcovado Hill and the Christ Redemptor statue in the Atlantic Rainforest of Tijuca National Park, Rio de Janeiro City, Rio de Janeiro State, Southeastern Brazil, August 2011
Chris Schmid / Copacabana beach beneath stormy skies, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 2009.
Luiz Claudio Marigo / Channel-billed / Ariel toucan (Ramphastos vittelinus ariel) perched in flowering tree in city street, Rio de Janeiro city, Southeastern Brazil.
Christophe Courteau / Pantaneiros horsemen leading cattle and horse livestock along the Transpantaneira, Pantanal, Brazil, July 2008
Enrique Lopez-Tapia / Full moon at dawn over Ushuaia, Tierra del Fueggo, Argentina.
Jose B. Ruiz / Shepherds with dog herding sheep, Torres del Paine. Patagonia, Puerto Natales, Chile. April 2016.
Merryn Thomas / Tuk tuk in Huaraz, Peru, in mountain setting. November 2013.
Enrique Lopez-Tapia / Busy street in the city centre of Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
Michele Westmorland / View of Basilica of the National Vow, seen Itchimbia Centro Cultural. Quito, Ecuador, August 2010.
Merryn Thomas / Quito, formally San Francisco de Quito, is the capital city of Ecuador. November 2013.
Pete Oxford / Indigenous Salasaca Indians in colourful garments, celebrating the Inti Raymi festival - or Festival of the Sun, Salasaca, Andes, Ecuador, June 2004.
Pantanal Wetlands, Brazil
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