Compass

A child’s view: Flickr photo of the day

Compass

(Photo: freddysherman1 / Flickr)

Located high in the Andes Mountains, along the Peruvian-Bolivian border, Lake Titicaca is South America’s largest freshwater lake and the highest navigable lake in the world. Photographer Freddy Sherman photographed these adorable children, modeling “Funny Glasses,” in Laquinas Chico on the Peruvian side of the vast body of water.

Forever replenished by glacial melt, Titicaca has some problems: First, it is located on the Altiplano, the arid high plains of the Andes. Second, its glaciers are melting away. Without the glaciers, human consumption (from Peru and Bolivia) and evaporation will inexorably take their toll; scientists predict the tipping point will be around the year 2045, when the Funny Glasses Girlswill be in their mid-30s.

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