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Friday Field Foto #96: A view of Aconcagua from the air

October 23, 2009

This week’s Friday Field Foto is one I snapped as the flight from North America I was on was starting it’s decent into Santiago, Chile. It was about an hour or so after sunrise and when I opened the window shade I saw this:

Cerro Aconcagua (© 2009 clasticdetritus.com)

Cerro Aconcagua (© 2009 clasticdetritus.com)

Cerro Aconcongua (6,962 m/22,841 ft) is in the Andes Mountain range between Mendoza, Argentina and Santiago, Chile and is the highest peak in the western hemisphere. A very nice view to wake up to after a long flight.

Below I try to recreate the view in GoogleEarth … close enough.

credit: GoogleEarth

credit: GoogleEarth

Happy Friday!

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Jackie permalink
    October 26, 2009 7:30 pm

    Those are amazing photos.

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