Alpaca in Patagonia, Chile. The name Patagonia comes from the Spanish word patagón used by Magellan to describe the native people that his expedition thought to be giants. The Patagons were actually Tehuelches with an average height of 5′11″ compared to the 5′1″ average for Spaniards of the time.
Tianzi Mountains, China Does this location look familiar to you? Yes, these are the mountains from “Avatar.” In fact, they look even more marvelous than on the screen, even in 3-D. Notably, Tianzi in Chinese means “son of heaven.” Kind of makes one think about who created all these natural wonders.