Panoramas of the World

El Tatio (Chile)

At 4300 meters above sea level, El Tatio is the highest geyser field in the world. A natural phenomen which is very impressive, especially in the early morning at sunrise. El Tatio is located 95 kilometers north of San Pedro de Atacama in the northern part of Chile.

The temperatures on the high plateau fall below zero degrees at night. The air doesn’t get warmer until sunrise. Therefore, shortly before sunrise is the best time to see the geysers, which push their hot watervapour into the cold air. So far the Chilean authorities have not locked the geysers and pools with boiling water, so visitors are free to enter. But dangerous accidents happen again and again. Whoever wants to be warmed up in hot water, can  safely do this in a natural basin.

Date: 23rd December 2000 - 9.40 am
Number of Photos: 10
Definition: 640 x 480
Camera: Olympus Camedia C-2000 Z
Software: PTGui, Photoshop, Pure Tools
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