Me encanta Argentina!

Agriculture and mountains come together in Salta Province, northwestern Argentina

For the past week or so I’ve been on a “trip within a trip.” After a few days at my home base for the next eight weeks in western Buenos Aires Province, I transferred back to the capitol and boarded a flight to the northern city of Salta. Since then I’ve covered nearly 2,000 km across northern Argentina by truck while visiting research locations. I’ve had precious little time for anything but driving, examining soybean fields, and catching a bite to eat before going to bed—only to awake the next morning and start all over again. Nevertheless, I find myself increasingly enchanted with the land and its culture and feeling more and more “Argentino” every day! By week’s end I’ll be back at my home base and ready to settle down a bit, but for now I thought I would leave you with this image captured near the northernmost extent of my trip (just a few km shy of the border with Bolivia). Ciao!

Copyright © Ted C. MacRae 2012

About Ted C. MacRae

Ted C. MacRae is a research entomologist by vocation and beetle taxonomist by avocation. Areas of expertise in the latter include worldwide jewel beetles (Buprestidae) and North American longhorned beetles (Cerambycidae). More recent work has focused on North American tiger beetles (Cicindelidae) and their distribution, ecology, and conservation.
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2 Responses to Me encanta Argentina!

  1. Spectacular! I like how the cloud on the right seems to mimic the tree below.

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