Omotepe, Nicaragua

The island of Omotepe is surrounded by Lake Nicaragua. It is the largest freshwater island in the world. I sit on the patio of the Omotepe Biological Station, looking out over the lake. The surface is calm, resting from the stiff easterly winds that stir the waters 300 days out of the year. Behind me, the dominant volcano is hidden by fog. After breakfast we will hike into the mist toward the San Ramon waterfall which plummets 350 feet.View new photography at www.carltonward.com