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Sunglint Highlighting Rivers in Amazon Rainforest and Lake Titicaca, South America

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November 1st, 2011 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Bolivia, Peru, Brazil - October 30th, 2011

Rivers in the Amazon Rainforest appear silver in color due to sunglint, making their paths across the Brazilian state of Amazonas (above), Peru (left) and Bolivia (right) easy to discern.

Also silvery in color from the sun’s reflection is Lake Titicaca (lower right), on the Peru-Bolivia border. The lake is located at the northern end of the endorheic Altiplano basin high in the Andes. The western part of the lake lies within the Puno Region of Peru, and the eastern side is located in the Bolivian La Paz Department.

Irregular Shoreline of Lake Titicaca, Peru and Bolivia – May 9th, 2011

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May 9th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes

Bolivia and Peru - May 1st, 2011

Lake Titicaca is a lake located on the border of Peru and Bolivia. It sits 3,811 m (12,500 ft) above sea level, making it the highest commercially navigable lake in the world.

By volume of water, it is also the largest lake in South America (Lake Maracaibo has a larger surface area, but it is often disregarded as it is directly connected to the sea).

The lake is located at the northern end of the endorheic Altiplano basin high in the Andes on the border of Peru and Bolivia. The western part of the lake lies within the Puno Region of Peru, and the eastern side is located in the Bolivian La Paz Department.

The irregular shoreline in both countries can be easily observed here thanks to the contrast of the navy blue waters against the surrounding tan landscape.