2016 Dakar Rally in Photos

2016 Dakar Rally 1 560x280The 37th running of the Dakar Rally concluded on Saturday after touring South America for the eighth successive year. The event started in Buenos Aires, Argentina on January 2, then ran through Argentina and Bolivia, before finishing in Rosario on January 16 after 13 stages of competition, for a total distance of 5,740 miles. Competitors and support crews come from around the world to challenge their mechanical, driving, and orienteering skills. Each year the Big Picture blog from Boston.com posts a collection of gorgeous photos from the event, and this year we wanted to focus on the amazingly scenic setting with our favorite selections for the small gallery below. Please visit The Big Picture for their entire collection including captions for each photo.