- Posted August 6, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Travel snapshots: Otherworldly landscapes
Ampato Volcano, Peru
- dsashin, CNN iReport producer
This bleak "otherworldly landscape" shows Peru's snow covered Ampato Volcano photographed at about 4800 metres (15,750 feet) on the road from Arequipa to the Colca Canyon. The Ampato Volcano is about 6388 metres (20,950 feet) in height. Unusual textures to the rocky terrain in the foreground are in marked contrast to the vivid blue sky and snow capped volcano. The air is VERY thin at this altitude!