Photo of the Day: Religious Cross Atop Isla del Sol

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Situated on the Bolivian side of the lake with regular boat links to the Bolivian town of Copacabana, Isla del Sol (“Island of the sun”) is one of the lake’s largest islands.  Geographically, the terrain is harsh; it is a rocky, hilly island.  There are no motor vehicles or paved roads on the island.  The main economic activity of the approximately 800 families on the island is farming, with fishing and tourism augmenting the subsistence economy.  There are over 180 ruins on the island. Most of these date to the Inca period circa the 15th century AD. – Wikipedia

We walked across the island in 3 hours capturing some of the most beautiful ocean island views we have ever seen.  We went off trail and climbed to the top of nearby hill to get a close up glimpse of this religious cross.

Religious Cross in Bolivia

A Religious Cross Rests High on Isla del Sol in Lake Titicaca

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Tags: Bolivia, islands, lakes, landscapes, Photo of the Day, South America

9 Responses to “Photo of the Day: Religious Cross Atop Isla del Sol”

  1. Great exposure! You two have so many good shots.

  2. Andi says:

    Ay Dios mio, what a shot!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Greg says:

    That’s a fantastic shot! My wife and I visited Taquile Island on Lake Titicaca when we were there in 2024 and I’d love to go back again soon. An interesting part of the world.

  4. Jason says:

    Thanks everyone! This is one of my favorite pictures.

  5. What an interesting pic! It reminds me of a scarecrow. :-)

  6. ayngelinai says:

    Looks like I need to get my hiking shoes out, nice shot!

  7. Cam says:

    great shot. love the colours!

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