A short distance from Antigua, Guatemala, lies Lake Atitlan (known locally as Lago de Atitlán). The large lake is surrounded by three volcanoes: Volcán Atitlán, Volcán San Pedro and Volcán Tolimán. Lake Atitlan is an endorheic lake, meaning it doesn’t flow into a sea. The area surrounding Lake Atitlan is home to many small villages, the people of which practice Mayan culture and wear traditional Mayan dress to this day.
Space in Images - 2012 - 01 - A southern summer bloom In this Envisat image, acquired on 2 December 2011, a phytoplankton bloom swirls a figure-of-8 in the South Atlantic Ocean about 600 km east of the Falkland Islands. Different types and quantities of phytoplankton exhibit different colours, such as the blues and greens in this image.
Ecuador’s neighbor Brazil is home to one of the Seven Natural Wonders: the Harbor of Rio de Janeiro. Also known as Guanabara Bay, it was created by erosion from the Atlantic Ocean and is the largest bay in the world based on volume of water. (Source:
Niagara Falls is located on the border between Canada and the United States. It consists of three waterfalls Horseshoe Falls, American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls which separate the U.S. state of New York and the Canadian province of Ontario. In spite of its height of only about 53 meters, the gorgeous Niagara Falls are the most powerful waterfalls in northern America, with a producing capacity of up to 4.4 gigawatts of electricity. An extremely impressive view is observed from