Animals Wildlife South America's Unusual Animals in Stunning Close-Ups (Slideshow) By Paula Alvarado Writer T.E.A. Paula Alvarado is an Argentine journalist who wrote for Treehugger for 7 years. She continues to write about sustainability for various publications. our editorial process Twitter Twitter Paula Alvarado Updated October 11, 2018 Migrated Image Share Twitter Pinterest Email Animals Wildlife Pets Animal Rights Endangered Species Canadian photographer Daniel Fox traveled extensively through Argentina to capture the beauty of nature and animals for The Wild Image Project (which we featured in a slideshow last year). Recently, the artist and his partner Jasmine Rossi embarked on a new venture: The Mate Expedition, a trip through the Argentine mesopotamia to discover what makes the South American drink mate such a core component of the culture of the country, and to observe the exuberant local fauna and flora. The result is a set of whole new photographs, this time including pretty unusual animals native of the Central and South American regions, some of them in danger of extinction.