The Galapagos Islands and Ecuador
Highlights
Scenery
Boobies
Frigatebirds
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Mammals
Tortoises
Lizards
Cajas Park
Cajas National Park, Ecuador
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After our trip to the Galapagos, we spent a few days in Cuenca, a quaint, colonial city which is the third largest in Ecuador. From Cuenca, we took a half-day tour of the nearby Cajas National Park in the highlands (ranging around 10,000 - 11,000 feet above sea level).


Overlooking some of the
multitude of lakes and mountains

One of 200+ beautiful Andean lakes
dot the high-altitude grasslands


Lichens growing on rocks
decorate the bleak terrain


Polylepis (quenua) trees
grow at the highest altitudes
of any treee in the world


Closeup of a Polylepis tree trunk


Bright flowers peek out
when least expected


Copyright 2004 - Ann Mei Chang