Uros Floating Islands


Top contributor Enrico Pescantini put together this short but amazing drone video from one of the most fascinating sites in South America: the man-made Uros Islands in Lake Titicaca.  Built by the native Uros people, these floating islands are made from totora, a reed which grows in abundance around the shallow parts of Titicaca.  Roughly 60 in number, the islands are clustered near the Peruvian town of Puno.  With a base elevation of 3.8k meters (around 12.5k ft.), the Andean lake is one of the largest freshwater bodies in South America.

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    Mike Israel

    Mike Israel is the founder, President and CEO of AirVuz, LLC. He is an avid drone enthusiast and RC pilot. He is also an enthusiast of geography and history, and loves writing about all of the amazing places where AirVuz community members fly.

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