Fossils Suggest Earth’s Largest-Ever Land-Dwelling Animal

In 2012, when paleontologists began excavating a massive set of 98-million-year-old fossilized bones located at the Candeleros Formation in Argentina’s Neuquén Province, they didn’t realize how big (literally and figuratively) their discovery would be. The research team now believes that the enormous dinosaur—a long-necked, plant-eating titanosaur—could be larger than the 122-foot-long Patagotitan. So far, mostly vertebrae and some pelvic bones have been uncovered, but once …

Exploring the Enigmatic Chilean Spirit, Träkál

Distilled from apples and pears, this spirit is unlike any other

Deep in the southern fringes of the Americas, a land of extremes has captivated the hearts of explorers for centuries. A land where towering spears of granite and serene glacial lakes give way to lush temperate rainforests, the remote landscape dotted with tenacious wildlife ranging from the tiny pudú to the ferocious puma. For the lucky individuals who have spent time exploring Patagonia, the memories …

Camp Beneath December 2020’s Total Solar Eclipse in Argentine Patagonia

Black Tomato's unparalleled adventure for celestial tourists

For two minutes and 10 seconds, on the afternoon of 14 December 2020, the moon will cover the sun for a total solar eclipse. The “G eclipse point” of the umbra—the perfect spot to witness it all—exists inside Patagonia and, more specifically, the otherworldly landscapes surrounding the village of Piedra del Aguila, otherwise known as the “Stone of the Eagle.” To cater to celestial-enthusiast tourists, …