Photos

Photographer's Note

The Mantiqueira Mountains are a mountain range in southeastern Brazil, with parts in the states of São Paulo, Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro. They rise abruptly from the northwestern bank of the Paraíba do Sul River and extend northeastward for approximately 320 km (200 miles), reaching a height of 2,798 m (9,180 ft) at Pedra da Mina. The mountains, which eventually merge with the Serra do Espinhaço, were originally forest-covered, except for the peaks that rise above the tree line. They provide charcoal and pasture for cattle; on the lower slopes there are several health and tourist resorts, such as Campos do Jordão, Brazil's highest city. The name Mantiqueira derives from a Tupi-Guarani word meaning "mountains that cry", denoting the large number of springs and streams found there.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mantiqueira_Mountains

nivaldo has marked this note useful

Photo Information
  • Copyright: vera marques (verammarques) Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 31] (238)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-07-09
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
  • More Photo Info: view
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2009-09-11 12:43
Viewed: 2395
Points: 2
Discussions
  • None
Additional Photos by vera marques (verammarques) Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 31] (238)
View More Pictures
explore TREKEARTH