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Laguna Glacial

By philipr  
This is a shot of Laguna glacial , a glacial lake next to a glacier (surprising enough). It is a popular trek from a small village called Sorata in the North Yungas area of Bolivia. It is at an altitude of just over 5000 metres (about 1600 feet) so I was glad the guide helped me lug some of my camera stuff up there including my hefty tripod. Got my feet a bit wet trying to get this shot by stepping out into teh lake across stones and standing the the shallow parts. The water is pretty damn cold! A really nice place though and a good little 3 day trek.

Tags: Lake Lagoon Bolivia Laguna Landscape and travel Glacial Sorata

Voters: Chris_H, JouŠo, Yogendra and 23 more

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JouŠo 18 56 Finland
7 Jul 2006 6:41PM
superb shot!

kitsch 17 439 4 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2006 6:45PM
i agree.. magical!
Naturesview 18 38 Scotland
7 Jul 2006 6:46PM
Nice comp

AngelaD 17 2.9k Wales
7 Jul 2006 7:26PM
It looks serene and peaceful, and yes, magical too.
SamGillespie 16 94 1 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2006 7:26PM
Well worth the trek!
scragend 18 3 Scotland
7 Jul 2006 7:28PM
Excellent use of a wide angle! Love it!
philipr 17 392
7 Jul 2006 7:30PM
ooh - this is gaining clicks faster than any others before I think! Worth getting my feet wet for Smile

Cheers for the comments everyone
davidhu Plus
17 1 24 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2006 8:14PM
Super shot. Good dof and nice reflections.
bidy100 16 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2006 8:44PM
Beautiful...did u climb the glacier ?
UserRemoved 17 118
7 Jul 2006 8:45PM
wow - well worth it
7 Jul 2006 8:50PM
Looks an absolutely fantastic place - very nicely captured and presented. I can almost feel the chilly water. Nice one. PhilG
jeanie Plus
19 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2006 9:57PM
Looks like a fabulous place to visit...

philipr 17 392
9 Jul 2006 5:30PM
Andy - no I didnt climb the glacier but I did but just a week or so ago I climbed Huana Potosi , a 6088 metre mountain which is has some large glacier on it but is mostly compressed snow. Technically an easy climb but the altitude really takes it out of you - I didnt take my camera stuff for that as its too heavy.

cheers for comments/clicks everyone
sheilac 18 162 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2006 9:03PM
Great composition. Well worth the trek.

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