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The Twin Andean Lakes of Laguna Churup and Churupita
Peru

The beautiful Laguna Churup has a smaller sister about an hour's hike further uphill along a less distinct path that skirts round the left shore of the lake.

Sitting right at the foot of the glacier of Nevado Churup (5,495m), the shallower Churupita with its turquoise water contrasts sharply with the deeper hue of its more dominating sister downhill.

The glacier has been retreating and more bare rock could be seen nowadays.

Copyright: Arroz Marisco
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 14000x7000
Taken: 15/08/2012
Uploaded: 14/11/2012
Updated: 11/06/2014
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Tags: churup; churupita; cordillera blanca; andes; peru
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