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Mountains, Rainforest and Lake Junín in Peru

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July 28th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Mountains

Peru - July 4th, 2010

Peru - July 4th, 2010

Clouds flank the coast of Peru, covering the Pacific Ocean with a white veil. Moving inland, the terrain changes from arid and brown to fertile and green as one crosses the Andes Mountains and moves into the rainforest.

Visible at the center of the image is the dark blue Lake Junín, the largest lake entirely within Peru. (Even though Lake Titicaca has a much larger area, its eastern half is located in Bolivian territory). Lake Junín is located at approximately 4,082 m (13,393 ft) above sea level.

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