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pbertner



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:52 am    Post subject: Ecuadorian Paramo Reply with quote

While not Macro related (At least I didn' t do any while I was here), this area is great for landscapes and dramatic weather. If you have a drone, you can fly it safely without too much fear of obstacles or overbearing regulations. The area is Cotopaxi NP, and is about 1.5hr away from Quito. I hope some of you are able to make it out.

While working with FONAG, Foundation for the protection of waters, in the Ecuadorian Paramo, we documented the Rio Pita, one of the most important contributors to Quito's water supply (roughly 30%). Here is a point close to the source at the foot of Sincholagua volcano. Photographed by P3P drone.



Documenting the length of the Rio Pita provided tons of great opportunities for dramatic captures like the river coursing into a canyon at sunset, whilst fog rolled in from the east:



Sincholagua, the source of the Rio Pita can be seen in the distance as the river courses through yet another canyon:



4 volcanoes ring the area where I was staying, as such some of the river bed and surrounding areas is volcanic in origin with beautiful striated textures:



Lastly, the Paramo is prone to fickle weather with clouds rolling in and out with hardly a moment's notice. My last night there and we were treated to a lightning storm over Pasachoa, one of the volcanoes close by.



Thanks for looking and commenting, as always C&C is most welcome,
Cheers,
Paul
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for sharing! Very beautiful images!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonderful images. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy Very nice photos.
Thanks for sharing
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