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Central Andes, On the Dragon's Back

Just a short 1hr drive from Lima and you can start feeling the air going a bit thiner, and that's just the ascent into the Dragon's back.

That name got stuck in my head after watching a PBS documentary, and well the geography and landscape is just beautiful.

"The Andes, home to the highest points outside the Himalayas, are remarkable not only for their volcanoes and their jagged peaks, the spines of the dragon's back; the niches they shelter are a world of extremes and hidden secrets."

We were headed to Tarma, a small town located in central Junin, known as the "Perl of the Andes", altitude got to me and well slept like log when we got there.

The next morning after a reaally good local breakfast, went to Huagapo to check out a local cavern "...considered one of the deepest on the planet has been visited by cavers and scientists and foreign nationals, which confirm its importance and give notice of the many mysteries that need to be discovered, located in the foothills of Mt Racashmarca, its entry is approximately 30 meters high by 20 wide. "

Inside of the cavern I was shooting with a 10-22mm... and still couldn't go wide enough.

DISCLAIMER: my apologies before hand if some landscapes are a bit blury... but I took them while driving ;-)

Enjoy the shots...

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Local Restaurant Menu
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Local Restaurant Menu
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Old Bungee Jump Site
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Old Bungee Jump Site
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Mountain Spring
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Mountain Spring
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Workin the Land
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Workin the Land
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Sky and the Mountain
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Sky and the Mountain
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I forgot my polarizer ...
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I forgot my polarizer ...
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You never know how small you are
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You never know how small you are
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Climb
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Climb
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MG 4808
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Traaaain !!!
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Traaaain !!!
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Watchin it go by
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Watchin it go by
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Welcome to Ticlio
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Welcome to Ticlio
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Ticlio,15806 ft
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Ticlio,15806 ft
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MG 4837
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MG 4840
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MG 4841
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Moon at 2:44pm
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Moon at 2:44pm
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Mate de Coca
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Mate de Coca
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La Oroya
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La Oroya
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Perhaps the Dragon woke up
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Perhaps the Dragon woke up
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After the Rain
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After the Rain
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Prairy Flowers
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Prairy Flowers
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Tarma
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Tarma
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Señor de Muruhuay
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Señor de Muruhuay
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Light in the Darkness
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Light in the Darkness
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Señor de Muruhuay
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Señor de Muruhuay
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Tarma's Square
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Tarma's Square
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Cathedral
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Cathedral
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Cathedral's Dome
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Cathedral's Dome
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The Window
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The Window
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Clock Tower
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Clock Tower
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Town view
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Town view
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