0 Likes

The Rolling Plains of Ausangate
Peru

A glorious morning as I set off on the Ausangate trek the balzing sun seemed to  have set the rolling plains below the masive Ausangate (6,384m) and Callanagte (6,110m) alight. The indigenous people in this mountainous area largely eke out a living from llamas and you could see a large herd of them just below in the distance. 

Copyright: Arroz Marisco
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 14000x7000
Taken: 05/07/2012
Uploaded: 07/03/2013
Updated: 11/06/2014
Views:

...


Tags: ausangate; arapa; vilcanota; tinqi; cusco; andes; peru; callangate
comments powered by Disqus

Arroz Marisco
Sunrise over Plain of Upis
Arroz Marisco
Rio Upis of Ausangate
Arroz Marisco
On the Way to Arapa Pass
Arroz Marisco
View of Ausangate en route to Arapa Pass
Arroz Marisco
View of Callangate on the way to Pacchanta
Arroz Marisco
Gully Behind Western Face of Ausangate
Arroz Marisco
First Hurdle of the Ausangate Trek - the 4,850m High Arapa Pass
Arroz Marisco
The Very Rugged Landscape of Ausangate
Arroz Marisco
First Glimpse of Nevado Sorimana
Arroz Marisco
Brewing Storm over Yanacocha
Arroz Marisco
Snow Storm on the Way to Puma Cocha
Arroz Marisco
Storm over Pumacocha Lake
Michael Pop
Medieval restaurant Unglerus in Biertan
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Golden Chedi, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Bangkok
Billy Hepburn
Hoyle's Five-Sailed Windmill
Richard Chesher
New Caledonia underwater panorama Ilot Mbo
Rami Saarikorpi
Riverpielinen
Jedsada Puangsaichai
The Royal Pantheon, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Bangkok
Martin Broomfield
Milford Sound, New Zealand
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Phra Mondop, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Bangkok
Michael Pop
The marketplace in Biertan
Michael Pop
Stairs to the fortress Biertan
Michael Pop
Mausoleum of the popes in fortress Biertan
Jann Lipka
Konserhuset Stage View
Arroz Marisco
Glacier Grey & Lago Grey
Arroz Marisco
Sunrise at Cape Reinga
Arroz Marisco
Three Laguna View of Ausangate
Arroz Marisco
The Way Up Nevada Falls
Arroz Marisco
Lukla Airport
Arroz Marisco
St. Frances Church, Panajachel
Arroz Marisco
The Aquamarine Colour of Laguna de los Tres in Spring
Arroz Marisco
Intihuatana Rock Jpg
Arroz Marisco
Sunset at Tasman Glacier
Arroz Marisco
The Twin Andean Lakes of Laguna Churup and Churupita
Arroz Marisco
Yosemite Point
Arroz Marisco
The Last Resting Place of the Incan Emperor Atahualpa
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.