Yaretas in front of the NW-ridge of Huarancante

There is not much vegetation in this area, around 4900m or so, but these Yaretas, or Azorella compacta, can do with little water and endure the freezing nights. You see lots of them, but not much higher than this.

21 May 2011.


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Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Oct 24, 2011 6:26 am - Hasn't voted


love that green, I haven't ever seen anything like that in such rock scenery. Just as mossy forests that view here is brilliant!


Tomek Lodowy


rgg - Oct 24, 2011 7:44 am - Hasn't voted

Re: incredible

Yeah, they have a kind of outerworldly appearence. You can see lots of them out there. It's gotta be dry and cold for them, where few plants can survive and compete with them.
They come in various shades of green. Perhaps it depends a bit on the amount of water they still manage to get.

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