Panorama of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala


Sometimes one frame just cannot capture and convey the majesty of a whole scene, so a stitched #panorama is the way to go. So was the case with this sunset scene on the shores of #Lago #Atitlan in #Guatemala.

Taken from the docks in the little hamlet of Santa Cruz la #Laguna, this pano shows the expanse of Lake Atitlan to the south to the #volcanoes of #Toliman and San Pedro. Atitlan is the deepest lake in Central America – 1,120 feet/340 meters at its deepest – and interestingly had no natural surface outlet. #Water leaves the lake through seeps in the base, feeding two rivers.

And, it is intensely beautiful; #Aldous #Huxley once wrote: “Lake #Como, it seems to me, touches on the limit of permissibly picturesque, but Atitlán is Como with airplay embellishments of several immense volcanoes. It is really too much of a good thing.”

If you want to learn more about this area and some amazing, transformative work being done with #Mayan girls and education, check out Starfish Impact. #gigapan #santacruzlalaguna #solola #travelstoke #lagoatitlan

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About the Author : Jake NortonClimber, guide, photographer, speaker, founder of www.Challenge21.com, and - most importantly - husband and father.View all posts by Jake Norton

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