0 Likes

The Sacred Laguna of Minaparayoc
Peru

On the way to the village of Pacchanta one could not but be gobsmacked by the sight of three beautiful lakes lying at the foot of the giant Callangate (6,110m)  - the twin lakes of azure Comacocha near the back and the crystal clear laguna of Minaparayoc right beneath the trail - the latter is considered sacred and is often visited by shamans during holy festivities.

Copyright: Arroz marisco
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 14000x7000
Uploaded: 13/03/2013
Updated: 11/06/2014
Views:

...


Tags: ausangate; minaparayoc; qampa; vilcanota; tinqi; cusco; andes; peru
comments powered by Disqus

Arroz Marisco
Rain Coming My Way Enroute to Pacchanta
Arroz Marisco
The Mountain Amphitheater of Ausangate
Arroz Marisco
First Glimpse of Laguna Comaococha
Arroz Marisco
First Glimpse of Mapacho basin from Qampa Pass
Arroz Marisco
The 5,000m high Qampa Pass
Arroz Marisco
Approaching Qampa Pass ( 5,000m ) on the Ausangate Trek
Arroz Marisco
View of Callangate on the way to Pacchanta
Arroz Marisco
A Lull before the Storm on the Way to Qampa Pass
Arroz Marisco
Gathering Storm on the Way to Qampa Pass
Arroz Marisco
On the Way to Arapa Pass
Arroz Marisco
On the Way to Pampacancha from Paso Palomani
Arroz Marisco
View of Ausangate en route to Arapa Pass
dieter kik
Port Rhu Douarnenez
Tom Puchner
Rasip, Kornati National Park
Judit Andrasi
Mammoth skeleton in Matra Museum
Thomas K Sharpless
On Lower Mill Creek
Igor Leontyev
Pumpkins dance in Halloween
Hans Molenkamp
Deak Square
H. Adi Saputra
Iwami ginzan UNESCO World Heritage Japan
H. Adi Saputra
Fushimi Inari Shrine Kyoto Japan
Sergej Esnault
Plateau Bukre Area 3000 metres above sea level - Yemen
Florin NAE
Mirador Teide Tenerife
Michael Pop
Summer sunset in the Heroes Park in Targu Mures
FunkBox Imagineering
Orlando Stadium South Africa
Arroz Marisco
Auckland Skyline from the Ancient Crater of Mt. Eden
Arroz Marisco
East Gate of Bayon
Arroz Marisco
The Royal Residence 3
Arroz Marisco
A Hair-Raising Ride to the High Pass of Punta Olimpica
Arroz Marisco
Moorea Beach
Arroz Marisco
When Heaven and Earth Merge - Cycling Across the the Salar de Uyuni
Arroz Marisco
The Lone Camp at Sunset in Quebrada Cojup
Arroz Marisco
Laguna Sactaycocha Enroute to Paso Yanacon
Arroz Marisco
The peaceful Banteay Samré of Angkor
Arroz Marisco
Gully Behind Western Face of Ausangate
Arroz Marisco
Arbol de Piedra
Arroz Marisco
The Hamlet of Phangka
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.