The incredible biodiversity of the Western Slope of the Ecuadorian Andes

16 10 2010

I took this foto at Finca La Fe around 6 p.m. on October 8th, 2011 looking pretty much due East towards the snow covered Cotacachi Volcano bathed in the deep magenta of alpine glow. At the finca you get an evening view of the mountain like this maybe twice a year.

It´s incredible to think that in the 15 linear kilometers that this image encompasses one can see remnant neo-tropical glacier, high alpine páramo grasslands, virgen high-altitude Andean forest, and the sub-tropical cloud forests of the Alto Chocó (one of thr 10 most biodiverse ecosystems in the world).

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29 10 2010
stuart

aaaaahhhhhh, tugging at the heartstrings! Miss that place my friend, look forward to visiting one day

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