0 Likes

Chain of Mountains, Cordillera Blanca
Peru

Part of the Andes, the majestic Cordillera Blanca, literally translated as the "White Mountain" is a chain of mountains averaging over 5,000 metres high stretching for a length of 180 kms in the province of Ancash in Peru. 

The moist current coming from the Pacific soon condenses around the imposing peaks and a blanketing expanse of dark cloud soon envelopes everything after this picture was taken.

Copyright: Arroz Marisco
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 14000x7000
Uploaded: 12/01/2012
Updated: 11/06/2014
Views:

...


Tags: cordillera blanca; cordillera nigra; caraz; anacash; andes; peru
comments powered by Disqus

John Sánchez
Plaza de Caraz
Edmundo Paz Torres
Paxt7991
Edmundo Paz Torres
Cosma village - Jimbe Peru
Arroz Marisco
Yungay Cemetery in Memory of the Tragic Avalanche
Arroz Marisco
Trailhead at Cashapampa
Edmundo Paz Torres
On the way to Iglesia Irca - Jimbe Peru
Edmundo Paz Torres
Near Iglesia Irca, archaeologycal site - Jimbe Peru
Edmundo Paz Torres
Iglesia Irca - Archaeologycal site near Cosma - Jimbe Peru
Edmundo Paz Torres
Iglesia Irca, archaeologycal site near Jimbe, 3150 m
Edmundo Paz Torres
Road to village of Cosma - Jimbe Peru
Edmundo Paz Torres
Chacana, carretera rural hacia Huaurán - Jimbe Perú
Arroz Marisco
The Many Jagged Peaks and Rock Spires of Quebrada Santa Cruz
Zoran Trost
Temple bar in Dublin
Hoylen Sue
Brisbane Botanic Gardens: Japanese Garden
Andrew Bodrov
Carrier Rocket Proton-M on the launch pad
Armin Leuprecht
Quiver tree forest
yunzen liu
Hubei Wuhan Qintai Culture & Art Center——Qintai Grand Theater 2012
Ansiivan Ansiivan
Sunset
Luis Erantzcani
Inside the spiral
Gianluca Garelli
Torino, piazza Palazzo di città
luis davilla
quilotoa lagoon
Andrew Bodrov
Carrier Rocket Proton-M on the launch pad
bibouroku tabito
Autumnal colors of "Momijiyama-garden" in Sumpuzyou Park(Sumpu Castle Park).  Shizuoka-City
Willy Kaemena
Vienna - Graben - 2012
Arroz Marisco
The Royal Residence 2
Arroz Marisco
Gathering Storm Enroute to Qampa Pampa
Arroz Marisco
Gangapurna Tal, Manang, Annapurna Conservation Area
Arroz Marisco
Magic of Uyuni - Cloudy Morning
Arroz Marisco
The Mountain Hamlet of Cosñirhua, Cañón del Colca
Arroz Marisco
Quebrada Huaripampa
Arroz Marisco
Between Lobuche and Gorak Shep
Arroz Marisco
The Plain of Bhraka
Arroz Marisco
The Valley After Chola Pass
Arroz Marisco
The Andean Shangri-La of Jancapampa
Arroz Marisco
Moorea Beach
Arroz Marisco
Leaving Laguna Carhuacocha
More About South America

South America makes up the southern half of the Americas and a large part of Latin America. It's home to the world's longest mountain range, biggest waterfall and largest river -- even these mammoths pale in comparison to the stunning variety of life forms thriving in the rainforest. To the northwest, off the coast of Ecuador, lie the Galapagos Islands, which are unique for hosting species not found anywhere else on earth. These were the subject of study for Charles Darwin in his theory of evolution, which he himself said will require proof in every single case. The main languages in South America are Spanish and Portugese, which basically tells you which European countries colonized the place. The South American wars of independence took place over two decades in the early 19th century, led by Simon Bolivar of Venezuela and Jose san Martin of Argentina. Following liberation from Portugal and Spain, South America took off into its own development, capitalizing on the rich deposits of oil, gold, copper, silver and tango musicians. Brazil is the largest country in South America and home to one of the world's best parties, Carnaval. Have you heard of samba music? How about bossa nova? Maybe dancing for three days straight? I can't say enough good things about South America. All the world's continents have amazing secrets and treasures laying in wait for your discovery, but in South America... just have a look at our pictures while you're waiting for online confirmation of your plane tickets to hit your inbox.Text by Steve Smith.