Guatemalan Highlands Around Lake Atitlán

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This is an unusual vista of the mountain range surrounding one of most beautiful lakes of the world, if not the most beautiful, Lago de Atitlán. From this perspective you can see that Lake Atitlán is embedded at the high altitude of the Sierra Madre mountains. Lake Atitlán was formed over ten thousand years ago when a volcano exploded and killed most, if not all, life in a radius of 200 kilometers. Lake Atitlán was formed when the waters of the nearby rivers flooded the hole that was left after the volcano exploded. 

by Rudy Girón

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