High in the Andes of Ecuador is a beautiful lake named Quilotoa. An ancient volcano, which erupted and left a bluegreen lake in its aftermath, Quilotoa reminded me of Crater Lake in Oregon. However, our shortness of breath reminded me that we were over 12,000 feet in elevation. Our hike to the bottom was dusty and we elected to ride the burros back to the top which gave some of us a unique perspective with our cameras. Thanks to my teammate Dennis & my niece Sam for their contributions to this photo essay.