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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #97459: Andean Altiplano
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    Andean Altiplano

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    Massive volcanos above the cloud forest; at any moment moment they can into violent life. As you travel south down the chain of the Andes, you a line of brooding giants. Among them are the highest active volcanos in the world, to more than six-thousand metres. They're so high that even in the tropics their summits are with ice and snow.

    In the heart of the Andes, activity has built more than mountain peaks: it's a high-desert plateau three miles up into the sky: the Altiplano. Sulfurous steam from the world's highest geyser field into cold, thin air: a vision of earth before life began.

    Much of the water here evaporates in huge lakes. This must be one of the most environments on earth. How anything possibly live here?

    Incredibly, the Altiplano salt lakes actually animals: Flamingos come here to . Their season with a massed courtship dance.

    Three kinds of flamingo nest on these lakes. These ones are Andean flamingos.

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