Cardones National Park, Salta Province
Cardones National Park is one of Argentina's newer ones, created in 1996 to protect the many cardoon cactus in the area, plus other local flora and fauna (including chinchillas and various camelids like llamas, vicunas and guanacos). It's quite majestic, particularly with the Nevado de Cachi mountains in the background.
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