Photo: Sunset in the Salar de Uyuni, Altiplano, Bolivia (3600m/12000ft asl)
This was the view from our campsite after a long day of cycling. The clouds changed colour every minute and so did the reflection on the white salt lake.

#MinimalMonday curated by +Olivier Du Tré 
#FineArtPls curated by +Marina Chen
#PlusPhotoExtract #PhotoExtract by +Jarek Klimek
Photo: Denali is the highest mountain of North America, so one of the fabled '7 summits' (http://7summits.com). This is taken from the North side, from Wonder Lake at the end of the great Denali Park highway (not to be confused with the Denali Highway, which goes east from Denali).

You are looking at the mighty North Face, one of the largest faces in the world. Though Denali is 'only' 6194m high (20,320ft), it rises from near sealevel, so it's faces are larger than, say, Mt Everest!

And why do I call this mountain Denali and not McKinley as is the official name? Because I do not like the stupid political reason behind it, as Wikipedia explains better:

"The Koyukon Athabaskan people who inhabit the area around the mountain referred to the peak as Dinale or Denali (the high one or the great one). During the Russian ownership of Alaska, the common name for the mountain was Bulshaia Gora (bulshaia = Russian for great; gora = Russian for mountain), which is the Russian translation of Denali.[7]

Of course, after the sale of Alaska to the United States, the Russian name had a problem. Bulshaia Mountain sounds similar to a well-known English vulgarism, followed by the word mountain.In the late 1890s, a gold prospector named it McKinley as political support for then-president William McKinley.

The Alaska Board of Geographic Names changed the name of the mountain to Denali, which is how it is referred to locally. However, a 1975 request by the Alaska state legislature to the United States Board on Geographic Names to do the same was blocked by Ohio congressman Ralph Regula, whose district includes McKinley's hometown.
Members of the Ohio congressional delegation continue to protect the McKinley name, blocking attempts by the Alaska congressional delegation to get the Board of Geographic Names to change it to Denali. Thus, Denali is correct according to the Alaska state board, while McKinley is correct according to the national board."

Thanks Ohio statesmen, for being stubborn and very annoying and keeping Denali from using its name...

For #mountainmonday by +Michael Russell , +NatureMonday by +Rolf Hicker , #sciencesunday by +Allison Sekuler +Robby Bowles
Photo: Sunrise from the summit of Chopicalqui (6300m) over the Cordillera Blanca, Peru, a beautiful mountain range on the Pacific coast side of the Andes. Glaciers are melting fast here as well and not only are the mountains getting harder to climb, the water supplies are in danger. + Shares appreciated.

#SunsetSaturday by +TJ Kelly 
#PlusPhotoExtract #PhotoExtract by +Jarek Klimek
Photo: Actually it is almost summer here in Patagonia :)
I am not sure if #FallFriday (+Karin Nelson & +Stephonie Ogden ) will be curated in 6 months time when it gets yellow here, so I am sharing this now. Shot in a single street in Seattle. Update: it's now #FourSeasonsFriday :)
Photo: Soon I will re-edit some older pix, this one I did recent. It is NOT from a plane :)
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Harry Kikstra
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Sunrise from the summit of Chopicalqui (6300m) over the Cordillera Blanca, Peru, a beautiful mountain range on the Pacific coast side of the Andes. Glaciers are melting fast here as well and not only are the mountains getting harder to climb, the water supplies are in danger. + Shares appreciated.

#SunsetSaturday by +TJ Kelly
#PlusPhotoExtract #PhotoExtract by +Jarek Klimek

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