A panorama of Laguna Mineques in the Chilean Altiplano, taken at a rather breathless 4000 metres; the panorama is the summation of four images merged in Photoshop. Several water birds were nesting along the shores of the lake including Andean Flamingo and Horned Coots. The region is adjacent to the Atacama Desert where it hardly ever rains and due to the cloudless skies is home to an international astronomical observatory. Photograph by Gordon Follows.
Miscanti Lake (Spanish: Laguna Miscanti) is a brackish water lake located in the altiplano of the Antofagasta Region, in northern Chile. Miñiques volcano and Cerro Miscanti tower over this lake. This heart-shaped lake has a deep blue color. The western shoreline of the lake is separated by less than 1 km from the drainage divide between the lake and the Salar de Atacama basins. Laguna Miscanti basin also has a common boundary with Salar de Talar basin.
A lava flow from an eruption of Miñiques separated Miscanti Lake from Miñiques Lake.
The lake is part of one of the seven sectors of Los Flamencos National Reserve.
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