Achachila Mayor: el Illimani

Achachila: To locals, the high mountain peaks are more than just breathtaking natural phenomena. Known as achachilas in Aymara and apus in Quechua, they’re also considered living beings inhabited by powerful spirits. As controllers of weather and the source of vital irrigation water, these mountain gods must be appeased with constant offerings and worship, since if angered they’re liable to send hailstorms, frost or drought to destroy crops.

Kimsa Cruz

A new collection of 13 photos: Kimsa Cruz, the cordillera south to the Illimani.

I  have 13 images depicting this area and its unusually coloured lakes.

Please follow this link to view the slide show:

Here 3 images from it:




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