The conspicious trees in the foreground are monkey puzzle trees (Araucaria araucana, pehuén), a very particular representative of the southern conifers. The species is very old and therefore often called a living fossil. It is native to a relatively small area in the Andes of the Sur Chico of Chile and adjacent Argentina. Volcán Llaima is seen in the left central background. This 3125 m high stratovolcano is one of the most active volcanoes in Chile.