Playing around some more with black and white conversions - hope you don't mind another monochromatic work from me, things are not so good on my mood these last weeks, and this reflects on what I see...so I am not very colorfull on my images processing for a while. This time I present another photo from Atacama, this time of a volcano across a frozen lake, taken around 5,200m height:
This is Acamarachi - with a name that means "Black Moon" in the Quechua language, this stratovolcano, that is also called Cerro Pili, stands up at 6,046m height (19,836 ft), being born around the raging geologic events that took place between 27 to 10 milion year ago.
Its summit crater contains a lake about 10-15m in diameter, which is possibly the second highest crater lake in the world. It was also an Inca Mountain Sanctuary, on which several figurines were found, probably representing imperial officials and deites - the region standed on the southern border of the Inca Empire, with an ancient road going to the city of Tocanao (that still exists today) passing somewhat close by.
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