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The Altiplano is an area of inland drainage (endorheism) lying in the central Andes, occupying parts of Northern Chile and Argentina, Western Bolivia and Southern Peru. Its height averages about 3,750 meters (12,300 feet), slightly less than that of the Tibetan Plateau. Unlike conditions in Tibet, the Altiplano is dominated by massive active volcanoes. The climate is cool and semi-arid to arid, with mean annual temperatures that vary from 3°C near the western mountain range to 12°C near Lake Titicaca.
- This image was taken on a Cuzco to Puno (Lake Titicaca) trip by a Peru Rail train. There was a group of four musicians on the train entertaining the passengers.
Cuzco to Puno by Peru Rail train, Altiplano, Peru, South America
Nikon D200, Nikkor 18-200 mm at 90 mm, 1/320 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 400
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