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Patagonia: the camp-clothing-for-Yuppies store in Georgetown? No, the place. Covering the Texas-size tip of southern Argentina, the vast, sparsely populated, windswept plateau is sandwiched between the Andes Mountains to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. It’s best know for its raw geological features and abundance of exotic animals—blubbery elephant seals, grotesque condors, mystical pumas, and gentle southern white whales are just a few of the species that draw biologists and rugged ecotourists to Patagonia. You can catch a good glimpse in Patagonia: Life at the End of the Earth, a creature-oriented documentary that makes up for its fluffy, scientifically vague narrative with some truly intriguing shots of the region’s wonders. The film shows at noon at the Museum of Natural History’s Baird Auditorium, 10th & Constitution Ave. NW. FREE. (202) 357-2700. (Ethan G. Salwen)