Tag Archives: Laguna Cañapa

Crested Duck (Lophonetta specularioides)

Here at the Laguna Cañapa the ducks were not at all disturbed by humans, and I could get quite close to this individual busy cleaning itself. Altitude: 4136 metres. It sounds like this:

Golden-spotted Ground Dove (Metriopelia aymara)

Due to the midday sun, the light is very hard, and the golden spots on the wing barely visible. The morning or evening sun would have revealed some brilliantly iridescent golden feathers. Thanks to Niels Larsen for identification. Altitude: 4145 metres. Unfortunately no song recording available – only wingnoise registered so far.

Lobelia oligophylla

Grows alongside the springs, streams, rivers and some lagoons. Altitude: 4131 metres.

Altiplano plant 07

Grows alongside the springs, streams, rivers and some lagoons. Please help my identify it – leave a comment 🙂 Altitude: 4131 metres.

Patosia clandestina

Patosia clandestina

A common plant that makes huge, dense mats around the springs, streams, rivers and some areas of the lagoons. Everything about this plant is hard and pointy. Altitude: 4131 metres.

Laguna Cañapa

Only a tiny speck of snow is left on the mountain, but in the winter even this lagoon is sometimes covered with snow and ice. Altitude: 4131 metres.

Laguna Cañapa

The color of the water in this lagoon looks so temptingly blue and fresh, but it is most likely undrinkable to humans. From afar though, this is an ever changing work of art. If I only had time, like where I live, I would sit here for hours on end, watching as everything changes. The […]

Grey-breasted Seedsnipe (Thinocorus orbignyianus)

Not particularly disturbed by human presence, and Laguna Cañapa offered a close encounter, albeit not with both sexes. Thanks to Lou Salomon for identification. Altitude: 4125 metres. It sounds like this: