2 Likes

Akopan Tepui: Kai-Vonok Viewpoint, Canaima National Park (Venezuela)
Venezuela

Akopan (also spelled Acopan) is a giant Tepui (flat-topped plateau with steep drops) that belongs to the massif of Chimanta in Venezuelan state of Bolivar. Composed mainly of sandstone, rises to 2100 meters and has become a major point for climbing in the area. The tepui is a kind of inverted "u" in the middle of which born and descends the Yunek river, which also serves as the way of ascent to the summit without the use of climbing equipment.

Very close to the High Camp or Kai-Vonok (Star in Pemon language) is this viewpoint, like nest for Amuchima (harpy eagle of the local mythology, which would be so great that could take people to devour them in their nest) and from which contemplates the immensity of the giant rock in its entirety.

Copyright: Jesús González
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 23000x11500
Taken: 05/04/2012
Chargée: 22/04/2012
Mis à jour: 18/09/2014
Affichages ::

...


Tags: akopan; acopan; canaima; gran sabana; venezuela; guayana; chimanta; tepuy; tepui; kai-vonok
comments powered by Disqus

Jesús González
Akopan Tepui: Jacuzzis, Canaima National Park (Venezuela)
Jesús González
Akopan Tepui: At the feets of the Mountain, Canaima National Park (Venezuela)
Jesús González
Akopan Tepui: Yunek, Canaima National Park (Venezuela)
Jesús González
Mantopai, Gran Sabana, Canaima National Park (Venezuela)
Jesús González
Sororopan Tepui's Summit 1, Gran Sabana, Canaima National Park (Venezuela)
Jesús González
Sororopan Tepui's Summit 2, Gran Sabana, Canaima National Park (Venezuela)
Jesús González
Iwore Fall (Bottom), Gran Sabana, Canaima National Park (Venezuela)
Jesús González
Iwore Fall (Up), Gran Sabana, Canaima National Park (Venezuela)
Jesús González
Toron Fall, Gran Sabana, Canaima National Park (Venezuela)(2)
Jesús González
Toron Fall, Gran Sabana, Canaima National Park (Venezuela)(1)
Jesús González
Salto toroncito
Jesús González
Toroncito, Gran Sabana, Canaima National Park (Venezuela)
Paul Linden
Verwunschener Schwarzwald
juan_correa
big stone guatape
Henrik Fessler
The Milky Way Over Rakow Mecklenburg Germany
Marek Lomnicky
High Tatras - Polsky hreben
fkaxc2002
Lotus Trail
Kudo Kenji Photograph
Crystal Serenity & Queen Elizabeth at Corfu-Κέρκυρα
Martin Broomfield
Fishermen, Kilindoni, Mafia Island, Tanzania
Matteo Brunoro
Forcella Val del Drap
jacky cheng
2012-Chengdu - wangjiang Park-15
Uwe Wieteck
Maxh tte die turbinenhalle im kraftwerk
Thorsten von Eicken
Toroweap Overlook on the Grand Canyon North Rim facing east
Majeed Panahee joo
Nobico Co Ali Sakhi Neda Naraghi Nobico Designing And Consulting Group Kashan 04
Jesús González
"The Galley" Fort, Margarita, Nueva Esparta (Venezuela)
Jesús González
Sorowöpo, Gran Sabana, Canaima National Park (Venezuela)
Jesús González
Iwore Fall (Up), Gran Sabana, Canaima National Park (Venezuela)
Jesús González
Roraima Tepui: Guacharo Hotel and Window, Canaima National Park (Venezuela)
Jesús González
Auyantepui: 'Campo Lecho' Campsite - Canaima National Park (Venezuela)
Jesús González
Los Mamonales, Sierra Imataca, Bolívar (Venezuela)
Jesús González
Angel Falls, Canaima National Park (Venezuela)
Jesús González
Mucubají Lagoon, Sierra Nevada National Park, Mérida (Venezuela)
Jesús González
Roraima Tepui: Campamento Base (Base Camp), Canaima National Park (Venezuela)
Jesús González
Kawi Meru (Kawi Fall), The Great Savannah, Canaima National Park (Venezuela)
Jesús González
"La Llovizna" National Park, Ciudad Guayana, Bolivar (Venezuela)
Jesús González
Kama Meru (Kama Fall), The Great Savannah, Canaima National Park (Venezuela)
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.