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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
A hidden pride of Patagonia

A sheep-shearing shed rests silently on the Patagonian steppe. This shed, located near the town of Cerro Castillo, Chile just past the Argentinian-Chilean border, is an active part of the wool industry of Patagonia. But as sheep ranches -- called estancias in Patagonia -- have become more controversial due to environmental impact, many have begun weaving tourism into their business plans, catering to an incoming wave of international tourists.

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Date Taken: 09.2016
Date Uploaded: 08.2017
Photo Location: Cerro Castillo, Chile
Copyright: © Hanna Payne