Public transport, a collective, or a private taxi will take you to the town of Yungay, which is a couple of hours from Huaraz. From this drop-off point, expect the challenging trek to Lake 69 to take a good 3 hours, especially at an altitude of 4,400 metres. The scenery is breath taking and worth the icy cold conditions. Expect to pass vistas of aquamarine lakes, waterfalls, and numerous snow-covered peaks of the Cordilleras Blancas. The lake itself is supposed to be a glorious pool of unimaginable turquoise water. However, don’t be fooled by the first lake you encounter, keep trekking for another kilometre until you discover the illusive Lake 69.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | January 13
Award Score: 63 (Value 11, Clarity 12, Composition 16, Style 12, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Landscape Photography
Photograph Location: Huaraz, Peru
Photographer: Nilla Palmer (Brisbane, Australia) Registered
Nilla Palmer’s natural desire to travel and photograph many parts of the world started 27 years ago. Although her photography addiction first started with a 110mm film camera, then progressing to 35mm cameras, a photography course, which included B&W darkroom techniques, and recently digital cameras. Nilla captures whatever strikes her at a precise moment but strives for images that will etch in people’s minds. Nilla’s intent is to reveal a story through her images for an audience, which she hopes inspires and encourages people to visit far off lands. She invites everyone to enjoy her gallery and feel free to contact her with any comments.