Earth Science Image of the day

Mount Pissis - June 20, 2019

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Photographer: Emanuel Vasquez 
Summary Authors: Emanuel Vasquez; Stu Witmer

Shown above at center is Mount Pissis, its summit concealed by a low-hanging cloud deck. The view here is from the Atacama Plateau. Mount Pissis is an extinct volcano in the Andes mountains of Argentina, straddling the border between the provinces of Catamarca and La Rioja. At 22,287 ft (6,795 m) it’s the third highest summit in both the Southern and Western hemispheres and the second highest volcano in the world (behind Ojos del Salado at 22,615 ft or 6,893 m). This photo was snapped in early autumn, April 25, 2019, so snow was just beginning to accumulate on Pissis’ lower flanks. Note the Andean flamingos in the foreground.

Photo Details: Camera: NIKON D750; Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows); Exposure Time: 0.0006s (1/1600); Aperture: ƒ/10.0; ISO equivalent: 500; Focal Length (35mm): 92

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