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Cuicocha crater lake

 
Cuicocha crater lake

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Object Title: Cuicocha crater lake

Image Type(s): Hiking, Flora, Scenery, Water

 

Page By: Liba Kopeckova

Created/Edited: Feb 25, 2010 / Oct 12, 2010

Object ID: 600364

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Cuicocha

Cuicocha is a 3 km (2mi) wide caldera and crater lake at the foot of Cotacachi Volcano in the Cordillera Occidental of the Ecuadorian Andes. Its name comes from the indigenous language and signifies Guinea Pig Laguna in English. It was given this name due to the shape of the largest island located in the middle of the Laguna resembling a Guinea Pig.
The caldera was created by a massive eruption about 3100 years ago. The volcano has been dormant since that time. Cuicocha forms the southern end of the Cotacachi-Cayapas Ecological Reserve.
During the second day of Inti Raymi (or Sun Festival) every summer solstice, indigenous shaman use Cuicocha as a bath of ritual cleansing and purification.

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Cuicocha crate lake

Cuicocha crate lake

Cuicocha crate lake

Cuicocha crate lake

beautiful flowers

beautiful flowers

and more flowers

and more flowers

this one was truly unusual

this one was truly unusual

view of the island

view of the island

flower along Cuicocha

flower along Cuicocha

balance act...

balance act...

narrow passage

narrow passage

High Expeditions

High Expeditions

Deep blue water

Deep blue water

Local woman in traditional costume

Local woman in traditional costume

cuicocha crate lake

cuicocha crate lake

trail

trail

and more trail

and more trail


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