Sunset over Lago Arenal, by John Peltier

The Arenal Observatory Lodge provides some fantastic views in this part of Costa Rica. Looking out over the lake, one can see the small islands and mountains around the lake, topped with large windmills that take advantage of the high winds and provide electricity for the valley. Opposite the lake is Arenal Volcano, a regularly active volcano.

Sunset over Lago Arenal

Pentax K10D, Tamron XR DiII 18-200mm. 200mm, 1/250 @ f/6.3, ISO 100
Sunset over Lago Arenal

Photo of the Day Award Category: Sunrise & Sunset Photography

Photographer: John Peltier (Clayton, North Carolina, USA) Registered
John’s interest in photography started at the age of 17 during a photography class in his home town in Lake Tahoe, where there are unbelievable photographic opportunities. Photography has been more or less just a hobby for John for over ten years, until 2009 when he started to take it more seriously. He has gone from just taking pictures, to focusing more on composition and technical aspects. John’s favorite photographic subjects are landscapes, including hard-to-reach places with interesting and unknown stories, and has lately been trying to fuse history with his landscape photos. He has carried photographic equipment through jungles, deserts, and mountains just to be able to share these places with people who otherwise wouldn’t see them.

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