The future disappearance of Quelccaya Ice Cap. 🌎 Quelccaya, in the Central Andes of Peru, is the largest tropical ice cap in the world. A recent study suggests that the ice cap might soon cease to exist.
Juntos hemos sido llamados para ayudar a todos aquellos que lo necesitan. En estas imágenes te mostramos nuestra más reciente visita a la Población de Isivilla en Puno para llevar no sólo un mensaje de esperanza sino alimento y recursos a cientos de familias. Tú también puedes ser parte del cambio #unsolocorazón#puno2016
Today is the Independence Day of Peru. This beautiful country is not immune to the effects of global warming and climate change. For example, this image features Peru’s Quelccaya ice cap, the largest in the Tropics. Resting high up in the Cordillera Oriental of the Peruvian Andes, the ice cap has been shrinking due to rising temperatures in the region, losing over 20% of its area since the 1970s. Downstream communities rely on this water source for drinking and electricity in this dry region, but some estimates show that the ice cap will vanish in a matter of decades, draining ...
If you ever went to the highlands of Peru and Bolivia, you have seen them: Quechua women, with their colorful clothes, shepherding their sheep and alpacas. If you look closer, you'll probably see that while shepherding, they're making clothes. And if you find someone with them, it will probably be their children. #travel#trip
Two years ago I went on an epic solo biking and mountaineering trip in southern Peru, circumnavigating the Quelccaya Ice Cap (the largest 'tropical glacier' in South America). This view in particular reminds me of how awesome biking at 17k was, riding through unnamed peaks, in the middle of nowhere. Despite the hardships, I'll look back on that trip as one of my true great Adventures. And being alone was a trip.
Check out these bizarre circular cacti near the Cordillera Oriental (eastern mountain range) in Peru near the Quelccaya Ice Cap. Located at more than 14,000 feet of elevation, they are some of the only plants that can thrive in this arid, high-altitude environment. As our group climbed higher and higher toward Laguna Sibinacocha, vegetation disappeared but these survivors continued to dot the beautiful snow-capped landscape. View my portfolio at: www.lucascometto.com @peru, #lakesibinacocha, #sibinacocha
El bosque de piedras de Corani, es una extensa área llena de diversas formaciones rocosas conocidas por la población como Huallwa, porque se asemeja a un batallón de personas como si estuviesen realizando labores o simplemente descansando, por su conformación son visibles desde la parte alta, al entrar a la altiplanicie desde donde ya se distingue el increíble paisaje de este imponente lugar. 🍃 . . 📸 @freemonqg . . . #corani#puno ...
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The world’s largest tropical ice cap is smaller than it has been for about 6,600 years, and its retreat is expected to accelerate. A team from Ohio State’s Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center has trekked to the ice cap (located in the southern Andes of Peru) to collect data that will be vital to future scientists and the Peruvian government in developing long-term strategies to cope with continued ice loss.
I found these alpacas on my way to a lake filled with Andean flamingos. The flamingos flew away before I was close enough to photograph them, but the alpacas didn't. Because alpacas can't fly. Oh, and that long, white line on the horizon? It's the Quelccaya Ice Cap, the only ice cap in the tropics (according to @alpaca.my.camera and Google).
I can't believe this is my first post since Dec 2017! Wow!⠀ When you’re present, you notice the moments that really matter. That's how I've spent the past few months. Fully present with my every day surroundings and being more mindful.⠀ ⠀ To me being mindful is to live with intention, having awareness of who you give your energy to, who you allow in to your life. You listen hard, practise wellness, laugh, choose with no regret, continue to learn, do what you love and observe your thoughts. Mindfulness is about being fully awake in our lives and having the ...