Photographer's Note

Lake Titicaca is the highest commercially navigable lake in the world, at 3821 m above sea level. It is also South America's largest freshwater lake, with a surface area of approximately 8300 square kilometres.

The lake is shared by Peru and Bolivia. This shot is in the Peruvian side, on a trip from the coast to the island of Taquile.

About 1,700 people live on Taquile island, which is 5.5 by 1.6 km in size. The inhabitants are Quechua language speakers.

Taquileños are known for their fine handwoven textiles and clothing. The work of spinning and weaving is primarily done by the men.

Scanned from print.

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Additional Photos by daniel yoffe (pastadog) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1670 W: 288 N: 2600] (13111)
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