Videos tagged with "islands"
#47 Ferry Rides in Patagonia - Living Atlas Chile [05:50]
El Evangelistas is a ferry that navigates through the canals and cliff sides of Patagonia. Here the Chilean territory divides into thousands of islands that ...
Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands - World Challenge [07:59]
My trip from Melbourne, Australia to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands through World Challenge at the end of 2012 to the start of 2013!
South American Ecuador Galapagos Islands [03:32]
Laguna de Cuicocha, Otavalo, Ecuador [00:33]
Cuicocha (kucha = lake) is a 3 km wide caldera and crater lake at the foot of Cotacachi Volcano in the Cordillera Occidental of the Ecuadorian Andes. Its name comes from the Kichwa indigenous language and means "Lago del Cuy" or Guinea Pig Laguna in English. It was given this name due to the guinea pig shape of the largest Island in the middle of the laguna. These animals play a significant part in the everyday life of Ecuadorians, as they reproduces rapidly and need a minimum of food and care to survive. They make for a high protein meal especially for populations living in high altitude. The caldera was created by a massive phreatic eruption about 3100 years ago that generated about 5 cubic kilometres (6.54 billion cubic yards) of pyroclastic flow and covered the surrounding area in volcanic ash up to 20 cm (8 inches) deep. The volcano has been dormant since that time. In combination with other eruptions from nearby Imbabura, Mojanda, Cotacachi, and Cayambe, Cuicocha is responsible for the fertile soil of the Otavalo valley. The Cuicocha Lake, a crater lake within the Cuicocha caldera contains four dacitic lava domes which form two steep forested islands: Yerovi, the smaller, and Teodoro Wolf, the larger. People are prohibited on both. The rim of the caldera is extremely steep — so steep, in fact, that the accumulation of sediment is insufficient for most hydrophyte vegetation. An older lava dome from the Pleistocene forms part of the eastern rim. The lake, which is 200 ...
Ecuador's Galápagos Islands November, 2012.mov [17:01]
An Overseas Adventure Travel group tours four Galápagos Islands, encountering birds, tortoises, sea lions, dolphins and much more.