Mt Roraima showing heads head above the clouds

A magnificent photo of Mt Roraima in Venezuela situated on the borders with Guyana and Brazil. It is the highest of the tepuis (table top mountains) and was the inspiration for Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World in its bizarre landscape.

For more info you can check the post “An Island Forgotten by Time.”

Mt Roraima was also the inspiration for the film Up.

Pemón Girls

But life is not all peaceful in the region. The people, Pemón Indians, who live in the Gran Sabana and rely on the area’s tourism as a source of income, are having other problems with the government. Check this Observer article outlining the fierce debate.