Astronaut Luca Parmitano captured from ISS Lake Titicaca of South America.
Lake Titicaca with a surface elevation of 3,812m is in the Andes on the border of Bolivia and Peru, and is the largest lake in South America. Lake Maracaibo has a larger surface area, but it is a tidal bay, not a lake. The lake as 41 islands, and Uros (or Uru) people form layers of cut totora, a thick buoyant reed that grows abundantly in the shallows of the lake. Since 2000, Lake Titicaca has experienced constantly receding water levels.
The local scenery on the ground is as follows.