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    Natural Park of Ischigualasto ( Argentina) 2009


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Maurizio Maschio is a pilot from Venice, Italy, who captured this image of geological formations in Ischigualasto National Park, during a vacation in 2005.

    His favorite thing about the location, "is the loneliness, it seems that the time has stopped." The park is located in San Juan, Argentina. See more amazing photos from National Parks around the world on CNN.
    - taliaday, CNN iReport producer

    Provincial Ischigualasto Natural Park is located in the northeast of the province of San Juan ( Argentina), 330 km from the capital city and 80 km from the town of San Agustin del Valle Fértil. This small village is the starting point to explore the only part open to the public.

    Popularly known by the name "Valley of the Moon", this beautiful and mysterious environment of approximately 62,000 hectares of land is declared, with the nearby Talampaya, La Rioja, a World Heritage Site. Its importance stems from the scientific value of the paleontological made ​​in place, where there is almost complete the entire sequence of the Period Triasico (upper, middle and lower) of the Mesozoic Era. visit Ischigualasto means to go through the same territory in which 180 million years ago was inhabited by dinosaurs. looking soil moon and the particular forms of stone carved by water, sun and wind for millions of years, make this place unique in the world. his image is synonymous with evolution of the Earth.
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