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Rising above Altiplano

By: Stephane Guisard

 

Region: Americas

Site: Lake Chungara - Chile

 

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Time-lapse video: Follow the rising stars above majestic landscape of Altiplano in northern Chile. The Altiplano (Spanish for high plain) is where the Andes are at their widest. Occupying parts of Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador, it is the most extensive area of high plateau on earth outside of Tibet. Unlike the Tibetan Plateau, the Altiplano is dominated by the massive peaks of active volcanoes to the west, the Atacama Desert, the driest area on the whole planet, to the southwest, and the humid Amazon rainforest to the east. The magnificent volcano in this image is Parinacota (6332 m) at the border with Bolivia. Stephane Guisard - Astrosurf.com/sguisard

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