November 17, 2015

Mount Roraima, Venezuela

Photograph by National Geographic Image Collection/Alamy Stock Photo

The light of the morning sun casts a stripe of warm orange light on just a fraction of Venezuela's massive Mount Roraima. The geological wonder is a flat-topped mountain, a tepui, that was once part of a prehistoric contiguous land mass. Its top, often referred to as an "island in the sky," is populated by plants and animals that are found nowhere else in the world.

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