Quilotoa Crater Lake, Ecuador
Today’s Daily Cool Photo features a lake in South America. Quilotoa Crater Lake is located in Ecuador. For those of you who did not know, it’s a water-filled caldera and the most Western volcano in the Ecuadorian Andes.
Quilotoa Crater Lake is located at 3,914 metres above sea-level (higher than highest peak in South Africa’s Drakensburg). It’s 3 kilometres wide and it was formed by the collapse of the volcano following a catastrophic eruption about 800 years ago. The eruption produced pyroclastic flows and lahars that reached the Pacific Ocean. It spread an airborne deposit of volcanic ash throughout the Northern Andes.
Quilotoa Crater Lake is located about 80 km South South West of Quito. I have never been to South America, but I’m definitely putting this lake on my bucket list. This photo of the lake has been selected as the Daily Cool Photo on Running Wolf’s Rant for the 30th of August 2012.
Yesterday a photo featuring Desmond and the Tutus on stage at Oppikoppi 2012 Sweet Thing was the Daily Cool Photo on Running Wolf’s Rant, feel free to check it out.
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