Nevado Humantay's Jewel
Soraypampa, Cordillera Vilcabamba, Peru
Just after we reached this lake at the foot of Nevado Humantay (17,710'), the fog rolled in and threatened to keep the landscape all to itself. I climbed this ridge high above the lake (14-ish), hoping for a break in the clouds. When that break came, the lake lit up like a firefly and for about as long, yet long enough. Photo © copyright by Greg Owens.