Cotopaxi Peak reflected in Limpiopungo lake

At the foot of the Cotopaxi, Limpiopungo, a serene lagoon, dark and calm, reflecting the powerful volcano. I had my 50 mm prime lens mounted because I was challenging myself to walk around instead of zooming. It's a beneficial way to look with more attention and to "feel" the surroundings. When composing this image I got the luck to see this wild horse just passing by through my frame. I couldn't get back without sinking in the mud and there was no time to change lenses. There is therefore too little space between the upper part of the frame and the top of the volcano, but the opportunity was too good 🙂
Cotopaxi volcano and Limpiopungo lagoon

Nikon D800E – 50 mm – F16 – 1/100 – ISO 360   –   © Henri Leduc

Limpiopungo lagoon

Cotopaxi, 5897 m, is the second highest peak of Ecuador and the highest active volcano in the world.

Limpiopungo, a small lagoon located on the foot of the volcano, is a very nice area for walking and a good place for birdwatching. It is possible to see several species peculiar to the páramo. Watch for herds of wild horses, llamas and the rare Andean deer.