Santa Elena De Uairen, Venezuela
Stars are seen in the night sky over Kukenan and Roraima mounts near the Tec Camp, near Venezuela's border...
Stars are seen in the night sky over Kukenan (L) and Roraima mounts near the Tec Camp, near Venezuela's border with Brazil January 14, 2015. A mysterious table-topped mountain on the Venezuela-Brazil border that perplexed 19th century explorers and inspired "The Lost World" novel is attracting ever more modern-day adventurers. Once impenetrable to all but the local Pemon indigenous people, now several thousand trekkers a year make the six-day hike across Venezuela's savannah, through rivers, and up a narrow path that scales Mount Roraima's 600-meter cliff-faces. While that is a help to Venezuela's tottering tourism industry and brings revenues to local communities, it is also scattering a prehistoric landscape with unwanted litter. Picture taken using a slow exposure. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins (VENEZUELA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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