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Peru
Lake Titicaca
 Lake Titicaca is the world's highest navigable lake at 3810m.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
 The lake is 233km long and 97km wide and is shared with Bolivia.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
 One of the many small villages by the lake.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
 Aymara farmer by the lakeside.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
 The lake can be 450m deep and is very picturesque.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
 Refelected mountains on the still water.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Puno
 Puno is the main port of the lake.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Puno
 At Puno the lake is cloaked with floating plants.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Puno
 Boats in harbour.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Puno
 Detail of the floating plants.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Puno
Puno Museum
 The Puno Museum has samples of many of Peru's ancient civilisations.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Puno
Puno Museum
 Nazca (200 BC to 800 AD). Their ceramics are bightly painted.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Puno
Puno Museum
 Moche (1st to 5th centuries). Their ceramics show aspects of their life and culture.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Puno
Puno Museum
 Chancay (7th to 13th centuries). A coastal civilisation.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Puno
Puno Museum
 Chimu (1300s to 1430). Their ceramics are dark and smooth.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Puno
Puno Museum
 Inca (15th to 16th centuries).
The Inca were the dominant Andean culture at the time of the arrival of the Spanish.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
 The lake is surrounded by mountains.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
 Sheep grazing on a spit of land.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
 Fishing boat.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
 Tortota reeds grow in much of the lake.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
 Tranquille scene on the lake.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Uros Island
 Uros Island in the lake.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Uros Island
 The Uros people live on floating islands.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Uros Island
 The island is made of Tortora reeds.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Uros Island
 The inhabitants are Aymara who migrated to the island to escape the Incas.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Uros Island
 Tortora reed boat.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Uros Island
 Houses and boats.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Uros Island
 Punting a tortora boat.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Uros Island
 A small village. Only 300 Uros live on the island living off trade and tourism.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Uros Island
 The island rests on dead tortora reeds which are replenished.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Uros Island
 Selling Aymara crafts.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Uros Island
 Reeds drying. All dwellings are made of tortora reeds.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Uros Island
 View across the island.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Uros Island
 Drying reeds among the village homes.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Uros Island
 Boat building.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
 Fishing on a reed boat.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
 Shoreside settlement.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
 Aymara farmers.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
 Rocky outcrops by the lake.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
 Sail boat.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Tequile Island
 Tequile Island is 7km long and 1km wide.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Tequile Island
 The Island has a rocky shoreline.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Tequile Island
 The boat landing place.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Tequile Island
 Unusual for Lake Titicaca, the inhabitants are Quechua, descendants of Inca settlers.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Tequile Island
 Inca terraces.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Tequile Island
 View from the island.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Tequile Island
 A man from Taquile Island knitting a hat that shows his marital status.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Tequile Island
 Married men.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Tequile Island
 Two Quechua children.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Tequile Island
 View across the island.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Tequile Island
 Typical house on the island.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Tequile Island
 The main village on the island.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Tequile Island
 Ruins of a church.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Tequile Island
 Unmarried men knitting their own hats.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Tequile Island
 Children outside a shop.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Tequile Island
 Man wearing the hat of a community leader.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Tequile Island
 Quechua females wear shawls over emroidered blouses.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Tequile Island
 Houses and terraces.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Tequile Island
 Farming the land.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
 Dramatic landscape across Lake Titicaca.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
 Boat on the lake.
Peru
Sillustani
 Sillustani is set on a peninsula on Lake Umayo.
Peru
Sillustani
 Sillustani is a burial site for nobles of the Aymara speaking Chollas.
Peru
Sillustani
 The site dates from the 15th century.
Peru
Sillustani
 The dead were buried in towers called Chullpas, the tallest being 12m high.
Peru
Sillustani
 Chullpas have a small entrance facing East so that the rising Sun would give new life to the dead.
Peru
Sillustani
 View of Umayo Lake.
Peru
Sillustani
 Wives and servants would also be buried with the deceased noble.
Peru
Sillustani
 The stonework of Chullpas is considered more complex than the better known Incas.
Peru
Sillustani
 One of the rare square Chullpas.
Peru
Sillustani
 There are several stone circles at the site.
Peru
Titicaca Basin
 The Titicaca Basin contains Lake Titicaca at 3810m.
Peru
Titicaca Basin
 Alpacas at a small village.
Peru
Titicaca Basin
 Channels for water that would stop frost forming at night by its retention of solar heat.
Peru
Titicaca Basin
 The plains are exposed to extreme weather.
Peru
Titicaca Basin
 All rivers flow into Lake Titicaca.
Peru
Titicaca Basin
 Quechua villagers.
Peru
Titicaca Basin
 Llamas and alpacas, animals that thrive at high altitudes.
Peru
Titicaca Basin
 The region is above the tree line.
Peru
Titicaca Basin
 Remote house overlooked by snow capped mountain.
Peru
Titicaca Basin
 Desolate landscape.
Peru
Titicaca Basin
 Isolated homestead.
Peru
Titicaca Basin
 Birdlife over isolated communities at 4000m.
Peru
Titicaca Basin
 Farming scene at 4000m.
Peru
Titicaca Basin
 Treeless grasslands.
Peru
Titicaca Basin
 Dramatic weather and landscape.
Peru
Titicaca Basin
 Settlement near the Raya Pass.
Peru
Titicaca Basin
 Landscape at over 4000m.
Peru
Titicaca Basin
 View from the 4312m Raya Pass.
Rivers flowing South drain into Lake Titicaca. Rivers flowing North flow into the Urubamba River, a tributary of the Amazon.
Peru
Urubamba Valley
 The Urubamba Valley near the 4312m high Raya Pass.
Peru
Urubamba Valley
 Stream flowing North down the valley. This will eventually become the Urubamba River, a tributary of the Amazon.
Peru
Urubamba Valley
 Quechua family.
Peru
Urubamba Valley
 A small gorge in the valley.
Peru
Urubamba Valley
 The Urubamba Valley is fertile below 4000m.
Peru
Urubamba Valley
 The valley floor is fertile and colourful.
Peru
Urubamba Valley
 One of the many small villages in the valley.
Peru
Urubamba Valley
 Springtime in the valley.
Peru
Urubamba Valley
 Farming the land.
Peru
Urubamba Valley
 Village in the fertile valley floor.
Peru
Urubamba Valley
 The Urubamba River waters the valley.

All travel photographs © 1973 - 2018 KryssTal

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