Sete Cidades Lake in the Azores Islands

July 05, 2015

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Photographer: Jorge Jacinto
Summary AuthorJorge Jacinto

Shown above is an aerial view of Sete Cidades Lake on São Miguel Island, in the Azores Islands of Portugal. Sete Cidaded (Lake of the Seven Cities) is the biggest lake in the Azores Archipelago and an important source of fresh water for Sao Miguel's residents -- the largest and most populous island of the Azores. It sits in the dormant caldera of the Sete Cidades Massif. Two scenic lagoons, Logoa Verde and Logao Azul, form the southern end of the lake. A portion of Lagoa Verde can be seen at bottom left. In 2000, Sete Cidades and its environs were classified as a Protected Landscape of Portugal. Photo taken on July 29, 2013.

Photo Details: Camera Model: Canon EOS-1D Mark II; Exposure Time: 1/200 second; ƒ/4.5; ISO: 160; Exposure Time: 1/197.4 second; Focal Length: 75 mm.