Ups and Downs in the Andes

Ups and Downs in the Andes

The Andes is an amazing mountain range, with its average height of about 7000 km it goes through more or less every South American country.
Its average height is about 4000 m and there are quite some peaks of more than 6 700 m.
It’s long, heigh and f*cking beautiful.

This photo series only includes a small part of this mountain range, the part in Southern Peru.
Here’s where lake Titicaca makes for a natural border with Bolivia.
Here’s where the Atacama desert becomes a very sandy place.
Here’s where the Colca canyon (the world’s second deepest canyon) makes for unbelievable views.
Here’s where the magical condor lives.
Here’s where the Ballestas islands produce hundreds of tons or guano, better known as very fertile bird shit.

Find out how such a small amount of land, mostly covered with mountains can provide such a biodiversity and culture in this photo gallery.

 

Want to see more of South America?
Check out following galleries:
Don’t Cry For Me
Patagonia as Expected
Border Hopping in Chile and Argentina
Pacific to Atlantic
Coast Bound in Brazil
Bird Watching in the Pantanal
On Higher Grounds
Altiplano