Nevados de Quimsachata, Complejo volcánico, Parque Nacional Lauca, Región XV, Arica y Parinacota, Chile.

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Nevados de Quimsachata Volcanic Complex is a 8 km (5 mi)-long volcanic group on a north-south alignment along the border between Bolivia and Chile, overseeing Chungara Lake. It contains three peaks, all stratovolcanoes. Quimsa means three in the Andean Aymara language, while some local people call these the "Three Sisters". The group is formed N to S by Volcán Humarata - 5,730 m (18,799 ft), Volcán Acotango - 6,052 m (19,856 ft) and Cerro Capurata - 5,990 m (19,652 ft) (also known as Cerro Elena Capurata). The active Volcán Guallatiri, to the west of Cº Capurata is not part of the group. The Acotango stratovolcano is the central and highest of the three. It is in a fairly advanced stage of dissection, but a morphologically youthful lava flow on its northern flank suggests Holocene activity. Humarata, with a summit crater breached to the ESE, and Capurata, a complex of lava domes and associated pyroclastic-flow deposits, may also have been active during the Holocene.

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Patricia Santini on May 12, 2012

Nevados de Quimsachata Volcanic Complex is a 8 km (5 mi)-long volcanic group on a north-south alignment along the border between Bolivia and Chile, overseeing Chungara Lake. It contains three peaks, all stratovolcanoes. Quimsa means three in the Andean Aymara language, while some local people call these the "Three Sisters". The group is formed N to S by Volcán Humarata - 5,730 m (18,799 ft), Volcán Acotango - 6,052 m (19,856 ft) and Cerro Capurata - 5,990 m (19,652 ft) (also known as Cerro Elena Capurata). The active Volcán Guallatiri, to the west of Cº Capurata is not part of the group. The Acotango stratovolcano is the central and highest of the three. It is in a fairly advanced stage of dissection, but a morphologically youthful lava flow on its northern flank suggests Holocene activity. Humarata, with a summit crater breached to the ESE, and Capurata, a complex of lava domes and associated pyroclastic-flow deposits, may also have been active during the Holocene.

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ramtto on May 12, 2012

like! gran foto, querida PAty, un abrazo ram

Patricia Santini on May 12, 2012

Thank you very much ram, the Chungará lake is a wonder!!! I loved!

Cheers, Paty.

Patricia Santini on May 12, 2012

jajaja, disculpa, te respondí en Inglés!!! El lago Chungará es una maravilla, hay 4 volcanes juntos e incluso un poco más al sur había otro que estaba lanzando humo por su chimenea (subí foto). En la zona hay muchos bofedales (humedal de altura) llenos de flamencos, huemules, llamas, alpacas y varios tipos de aves! y en la altura hay cóndores!, que es el ave de rapiña de mayor envergadura del mundo, es del tamaño de un niño chico!

Muchos saludos y gracias por tu comentario y visita. Buen fin de semana!

Paty.

<Naklaj21> on May 12, 2012

very beautiful photo!

L+F

greetings : )

Замечательный снимок!

L

Привет из России!

С уважением, Геннадий Мисько.

Patricia Santini on May 18, 2012

Hello NAKLAj21 and Gennady Misko, thank you very much to both for your kind comments!

Best regards from Santiago of Chile

Paty.

Seima I on May 25, 2012

Amazing beauty! Wonderful place!!

LIKE

Greetings from Japan,SEIMA

Patricia Santini on May 25, 2012

Thank you very much SEIMA for your kind comment!

Regards from Santiago of Chile

Paty

lizab on October 10, 2012

Wonderful place, i like!!

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Photo taken in Lauca National Park, Putre, Arica y Parinacota Region, Chile

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  • Uploaded on May 12, 2012
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    by Patricia Santini
    • Camera: SONY DSC-HX7V
    • Taken on 2012/05/05 13:28:12
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1000)
    • Focal Length: 12.85mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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