Posts Tagged ‘altiplano’

Typical Vista from the Highlands of Guatemala

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Typical Vista from the Highlands of Guatemala by Rudy Giron

Here’s a typical view of the altiplano guatemalteco, Guatemalan highlands, taken somewhere between Huehuetenango and Cuatro Caminos, Totonicapán. I need to take a photographic trip through the highlands; I will soon, I’ll put it on my to do list.

What other photos or places would you like to add to my to-do list?

Guatemalan Highlands Around Lake Atitlán

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

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