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It appears from pinguins photos that Chile has Cougars, something I ddi not realise before. Anyway, great pictures all. :)
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Originally posted by Craze_b0i Craze_b0i wrote:

It appears from pinguins photos that Chile has Cougars, something I ddi not realise before. Anyway, great pictures all. :)
 
They are Pumas. I believe is the same species (or a close cousin) of the North American mountain lions.
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Originally posted by Craze_b0i Craze_b0i wrote:

It appears from pinguins photos that Chile has Cougars, something I ddi not realise before. Anyway, great pictures all. :)
 
Naw! That's just a Florida Panther on a skiing holiday to the Southern Hemisphere...
 
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The only difference, he's lost his "tan"! By the way, here's a good rule to follow:
 


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This is the habitat of the Cougar... known in Spanish as Puma.
 
 
The cougar (Puma concolor), also known as puma, mountain lion, mountain cat, catamount or panther, depending on the region, is a mammal of the Felidae family, native to the Americas. This large, solitary cat has the greatest range of any large wild terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere,[3] extending from Yukon in Canada to the southern Andes of South America. An adaptable, generalist species, the cougar is found in every major American habitat type. It is the second heaviest cat in the American continents after the jaguar, and the fourth heaviest in the world, after the tiger, lion, and jaguar. Although large, the cougar is most closely related to smaller felines.
 
 
Another widespread cat of the Americas is the Jaguar, but its habitat is relatively smaller.
 
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Now. let's look upon another species found in Chile and marvel at the wonders of the habitat and the problematics of "extirpation":
 Stock Photo of  chile street scene slums santiago photograph sean spraguie
 
 
Stock Photo of  chile street scene slums santiago photograph sean spraguie
 
Stock Photo of  chile mapuche indian women waiting street corner chol
 
Stock Photo of  chile boy making stone atrifacts in quarry temuco
 
Stock Photo of  chile elderly mapuche indian woman chol temuco photograph
 
Photography by Sean Sprague.
Copies may be obtained at  http://www.painetworks.com
Stock Photo of  chile street scene slums santiago photograph sean spraguie
 
Habitat:
 
Santiago map 


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Yes. Typical communist collection of pictures. Always showing how poor is South America and how rich is Spain. For your info, Chile's poverty is 10% today, and going down.
 
And because this thread is about beauty, this is my city:
 
The tallest building in South America
 
 
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And that is the point, Pinguin...you are playing at fantasy through the thick lenses of a nationalist myopic. I won't even mention the waste of bandwith when copyright holders note the theft of their material without so much as a credit! The "beauties" of urban sprawl are hardly commendable as the blight is a global commonality, so why are you tetchy when the point is underscored?Ermm
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It is impossible to argue with you, Drgonzaga. You always will find mud to throw...

We were talking about natural beauties in here, but you couldn't stand it.
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But its organic mud, Pinguin, in all of its natural beauty! What is "natural" beauty anyway, those mountains have gobbled up enough fools with a thirst for getting close to nature! Nature is hardly beautiful and certainly not noble no matter the amount of "photoshop" it undergoes. Or do you still believe the gods reside among the escarpments!?!
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Fellow. Here I take my car, drive half and hour and I can be in a natural park. Last time I went there I complained there were many people in the visitors sector, making barbecues, and I though like you, they were destroying nature. So I walk away about 50 meters in the direction of a stream of water, and then at from of me there was a fox!
 
Chile is a beautiful country, priviledged by nature. 
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To take a line from a piece of the season's literature: Bah! Humbug! All "naturalists" should be used as food for the local puma population! To employ the accidents of geography as a piece of "nationalistic" nah nah nah is hardly conducive to world peace--unless one is hungering to "take over" that piece...Evil Smile
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The scariest thing about pumas is that they actually look like overgrown domestic cats and I think they are in the same subfamily.
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Several years ago I went backpacking in the mountains of northern New Mexico, and while going over the procedures on what to do if one encounters a bear or mountain lion, he had the following advice to give on an encounter with a mountain lion:
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3: Kiss your sorry ass goodbye
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T.. To employ the accidents of geography as a piece of "nationalistic" nah nah nah is hardly conducive to world peace...
 
Who cares about the world? When you live in a beautiful country you don't have ambitions on the rest of the planet... Why for? If you are born in paradyse, that's the only place where you want to live. And, thanks God, we were born precisely there... Wink.
 
Even our national anteem tells that: "It is the happy copy of Eden" Wink. And I tell you, every Chilean believes that.
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Ah...Pinguinos and nature...check it out!Evil Smile
 
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Drgonzaga. And only for you.
 
Check this, and don't get envious, please:
 
 
 
 
 
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Originally posted by pinguin pinguin wrote:

Drgonzaga. And only for you.
 
Check this, and don't get envious, please:
 
 
You of course know, Pinguin, the root meaning of caprichos.
 

capricho.

(Del it. capriccio).

1. m. Determinacion que se toma arbitrariamente, inspirada por un antojo, por humor o por deleite en lo extravagante y original.

2. m. Persona, animal o cosa que es objeto de tal determinacion.

3. m. Obra de arte en que el ingenio o la fantasia rompen la observancia de las reglas.

4. m. Mus. Pieza compuesta de forma libre y fantasiosa.

 
Big smile
 
So much for the capriciousness of Chilean "Nature"...
 


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Originally posted by drgonzaga drgonzaga wrote:

Originally posted by pinguin pinguin wrote:

Drgonzaga. And only for you.
 
Check this, and don't get envious, please:
 
 
You of course know, Pinguin, the root meaning of caprichos.
 
 
Of course I know what it means. It is a selfish and arbitrary decision. Actually, it is the way you act in this forum... always trolling, and never seen the possitives.
 
I bet you want to suffer. So continue suffering...
 
 
Listen to this song, and suffer Wink
 
 
(And for our curious friends, a translation to English)
 
 
 
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The positive? is that not an encounter between two negative charges?
 
Admit it, Pinguin, you bring out the inner troll in everybody!Wink
 
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Admit you are envious, first.... Just do it, and we may agree on something, afterwards.
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How can one envy a mountain, a cat, or much less a penguin? There are limits to the capricious and fantastic, you know?
 
Yosemite Valley
 
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Good. Now we are back on track. This thread was supposed to be about natural beauty. Glad you understood at last. And yes, the Yosemite valley is pretty.
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Nature is purely accidental and "beauty" is in the eye of the beholder! Trekking through rough terrain may be a fancy of some; however, no amount of howling winds, monotonous arboreal covering or tons of frozen water will match the beauty of a cozy pub and a couple of pints! You want mountains and unforgiving nature, fine; but please cease boring us with such incessant repetition.
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@ drgonzaga
I can truely understand what you mean and want to say, but then I guess if you don't find the beauty of nature as attractive as the beauty of a pub, you can always avoid this thread.
At least that way we would just have some quality pictures rather than discussions (for which we do have separate threads on AE I guess). So no offense to your opinion and view I would kindly request you to stop all these discussions which doesn't has to do anything with the beauty of nature or your country.
The only contribution of yours I have seen over here is that downtown bank :( so again kindly next time simply avoid this thread and let others who enjoy the beauty of nature see what they are here for which is seeing some pictures not reading line.
I hope you will understand my point.


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Agree with the above sentiment. If you don't find a particular thread stimulating you should ignore it and not participate. There is no need to sh*t all over it with negative comments.
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Some pictures of Afghan mountains under the cover of snow, since it's winter time lets see some pictures of nature during winter from your country.
 
 
 


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I am curious, what are the pillars in the second photo?
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That used to be a shelter from the sun for the King, during 1919 when King Amanullah Khan declared independence he built two monuments one was Taq-e-Zafar and the second was a park where every year tradition games used to be held, both of them built in outskirts of capital city Kabul in the district named Paghman.
Those pillars are the remnant of the shelter under which the King used to set and watch the games.

A picture of Taq-e-Zafar (Arch of Triumph), 2006


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Qalai Bost - Helmand

A scene from Buz-Kashi, Afghan National Sport

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Qasr-e-Dar-ul-aman in 1978

Qasr-e-Dar-ul-aman as of now

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