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These particular pictures were taken in 1996.


Summit of Auyantepui, Devil's mountain, Venezuela
Summit of Auyantepui, Devil's mountain, Venezuela


Wei tepui in Venezuela
Wei tepui in Venezuela


Pemˇn guide in an epiphyte garden near the summit of Auyantepui
Pem´┐Żn guide in an epiphyte garden near the summit of Auyantepui


Devil's mountain (Auyan tepui) waterfall
Devil's mountain (Auyan tepui) waterfall


Internal waterfall on the summit of Auyantepui
Internal waterfall on the summit of Auyantepui


Angel falls as seen from its base
Angel falls as seen from its base


Crevasse on Devil's mountain
Crevasse on Devil's mountain


Black toad on Auyantepui
Black toad on Auyantepui


Auyantepui mountain
Auyantepui mountain


Cliffs of Auyantepui
Cliffs of Auyantepui


Summit of Auyantepui, aerial view
Summit of Auyantepui, aerial view


Fog atop Auyantepui
Fog atop Auyantepui


View from atop a tepui
View from atop a tepui


Fissures and crevasses on the summit of Devil's mountain, Venezuela
Fissures and crevasses on the summit of Devil's mountain, Venezuela


Hiking through dense fog on Auyantepui
Hiking through dense fog on Auyantepui


Hiker on trail to Auyantepui summit
Hiker on trail to Auyantepui summit


Disappearing river on the summit of Auyantepui
Disappearing river on the summit of Auyantepui


Auyantepui summit waterfall
Auyantepui summit waterfall


Crevasse on Auyantepui
Crevasse on Auyantepui


Forest in a crevasse on Auyantepui
Forest in a crevasse on Auyantepui


Approaching the summit of Auyantepui
Approaching the summit of Auyantepui





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Venezuela -- from Wikipedia

The Tepuis are table-like mountains found only in the Guiana highlands. These geological formations tend to be found as isolated entities rather than in mountain range fashion, which makes them the host of a unique array of endemic plant and animal species. Some of the most outstanding tepuis are Autana, Pico da Neblina (the highest one, on the Venezuelan-Brazil border), Auyantepui and Monte Roraima. They are typically composed of Precambrian sandstone rocks, very hard to climb, that rise abruptly from the jungle, giving rise to spectacular natural scenery. Auyantepui in particular is the source of Angel Falls, the world's tallest waterfall.

Canaima National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Canaima) is a 30,000 km´┐Ż park in south-eastern Venezuela that borders Brazil and Guyana. It is located in the state of Bol´┐Żvar, and was established on the 13 June 1962. It is the second largest park in the country, after Parima-Tapirapec´┐Ż. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994 because of the Tepuis (table-top mountains) that cover most of the park. The most famous Tepuis in the park are Monte Roraima, the largest and easiest to climb, and Auyantepui, which contains Angel Falls.

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