This fantastic place is Laguna Brava which is located in the Reserva Nacional Laguna Brava in the state of La Rioja, northern Argentina. The lake is situated at an altitude of 4,200 metres. Surrounding Laguna Brava are some of the mightiest volcanoes on earth including Volcano Pissis which, at 6,882 metres, is the highest volcano in the world though it is now inactive.
Access to Laguna Brava is limited to just a short period each year, usually around late April and early May, as the summer rainfalls and winter snowfalls make access almost impossible any other time of the year.
The lake shores are dotted with coned, sulphurous, geothermal springs such as the one in the foreground of the photo and one or two flamingoes wade in the shallows. You can see thin layers of ice around the lake perimeter in the photo, evidence of how bitterly cold it was that day even though it was beautiful and sunny.
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bruce_wayne (1507) 2007-03-15 5:00
This is an incredible place...beautiful laguna with many colors. It seems landscape of Mars!
sevy (15287) 2007-03-15 8:50
I was not knowing this place, thanks to make it discovered to us.
Your photo is very well structured and used well the possibility of the great-angle with an attractive view in the foreground (the red cone) and the yellow-green shores of the lake driving in diagonal the look to the background: very good composition.
ceky (2592) 2007-03-18 5:46
Thank you, Richard, for these very instructive note and picture... The thumbnail is very attractive indeed, I think however that the postprocessing is a bit too sharp.
I wonder what is the scale of the cones (some three feets ?)
Guluzar (379) 2007-03-29 15:59
like the colors..sharp. cont.
and like bruce wrote; it seems landscape of mars..
sssimon (684) 2007-04-02 22:50
All the mix of colors is very attractive!
I can see a little line over the mountain and below the sky. This is probably the result of your image processing maybe when adding some blue to the sky... A little more work on it would have made it almost a perfect one! :-)
- Copyright: Richard Mayneord (richwm) (1215)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-05-10
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 300D, Canon 18-55mm EFS
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-03-15 4:49