Glacier Lake - July 2011 Peru Photo Contest
by Jared Hoffman
(Dearborn, Michigan, United States of America)
Glacier lake - Huascaran National Park, Peru
I took this picture with a Nikon D40 on June 22nd, 2011 at the Huascarán National Park in Ancash, Peru.
My Christian missions team stopped at this area and I saw a perfect view and naturally beautiful surroundings, especially the water of the lake, formed by a glacier.This special photo is in the July Inside-Peru Photo Contest.
It is also entered in the 2011 Photo of the Year - Inside-Peru Photo Contest.
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Huascarán National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
in the department of Ancash in Central Peru.
Named after the highest mountain in Peru, Huascarán (6,768 meters or 22,205 feet high), this Park is
noted for mountain climbing opportunities galore, breathtaking scenery for photos, and rare wildlife.
It has around 663 glaciers; however, recent climate changes have caused the complete disappearance of some Peruvian glaciers at the present time.
The glacier lake photographed here is one of 296 lakes nestled amid majestic snow-covered ranges.
With 26 mountains over 6,000 meters (19,650 ft) altitude, this area is most visited for its mountain climbing and striking scenery. Flora and fauna native to this area also contain plants and animals rarely found elsewhere.
Among the rarest animals found in the park is the North Andean huemul, a species of deer and giant hummingbird. Less rare are the spectacled bear
, mountain cat, white-tailed deer, and puma as well as the notable Andean condor.
Huascaran National Park is also home to 33 archeological sites of pre-Inca cultures
like the Chavin - Wilchauin.
The best time of the year to visit Huascaran National Park, Peru, is during its dry season from June to September. Temperatures
, can drop below freezing even in the valleys at night, but days are generally sunny and clear during this time of the year.Added by David from Inside-Peru
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