Beyond the End of the World

Puerto Williams, Chile — February 2012

At the coast of the Beagle channel, on the Chilean side of Tierra del Fuego, lies the tranquil and isolated town of Puerto Williams. Hundreds of years ago, this was the land of the Yaghans, the world's southernmost hunters and gatherers. In a very inhospitable climate they managed to survive using the natural resources of the sea.

They lit large campfires on the shoreline in order to keep warm, thereby inspiring European explorers to name the area 'Land of Fire'. Today, the Yaghans are almost extinct, with only one full-blooded Yaghan remaining on Navarino Island.