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This is taken from the shore of beautiful Lake Atitlan in the town of Panajachel, Guatemala. The lake is several kilometers across, and is actually a massive volcanic crater formed in an eruption 85,000 years ago that distributed ash as far away as Florida and Panama. The lake is Central America's deepest, at 300 meters, and the elevation here is about 1600 meters above sea level. It is surrounded by several more recent volcanoes, as well as several small primarily Mayan villages that can be reached by speedy water taxis. Among these are Santiago and San Pedro, both of which we visited. The locals insist Atitlan is 'the most beautiful lake in the world.' (It certainly is beautiful, but I come from Canada where we have many lakes that could give it a run for its money!)

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  • Copyright: Dave Wiebe (prairieboy) Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 23] (196)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-02-29
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-03-08 9:57
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