Jun 7, 2013
Picture of the Day: Isla Del Sol, Bolivia
ISLA DEL SOL, BOLIVIA
Photograph by LOUIS BIRKS
If you look closely, you’ll notice a tiny fishing hut at the bottom right. The hut is located on Isla Del Sol on Lake Titicaca in Bolivia.
Isla del Sol (Island of the Sun) is an island in the southern part of Lake Titicaca. Geographically, the terrain is harsh; it is a rocky, hilly island with many eucalyptus trees. 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.