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Lago de Icalma with Araucaria trees

This rather remote area is mainly populated by members of indigenous Mapuche (Pehuenche) communities. Monkey puzzle trees (Araucaria araucana, pehuén) are seen in the foreground. The araucaria is 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.