This is Mount Roraima in the Pacaraima Mountains. It lies on the border of three Countries; Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana. It is part of Venezuela’s Canaima National Park which is also home to the beautiful Angel Falls and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Mount Roraima’s flat surface is surrounded by 400 metre high sheer cliff faces andits highest point is is Maverick Rock at 2,810 meters.

Im many photos and satellite imagery, Mount Roraima is surrounded or engulfed by clouds. This is because the area is surrounded by thick rainforest. Tropical heat causes the moisture from the rainforest to rise and condense over and around the mountain as heavy clouds. As a result, Mount Roraima is almost always in clouds and it rains nearly every day.

-Jean

For more photos see: http://beautifulplacestovisit.com/mountains/mount-roraima-venezuela/

Photo courtesy of: Uwe George, National Geographic Society

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Everything was utterly wet. The sea was wet, of course, but also the rocks were wet, the creatures on the rocks were wet, the seaweed was wet, the sand was wet, and the air was wet. There was nothing in Algy’s world that was not wet. The wind had come and gone (for the moment), and left nothing but wetness behind. It had started to rain again the moment that it stopped blowing, and it was unlikely to stop in a hurry…

But as Algy perched on the the wet, seaweedy rock, he reflected that it was a great deal better to have an abundance of water than to have too little, and he felt desperately sorry for those parts of the world which so urgently needed the water he could not send them. Algy hopes and prays that your parched lands will receive at least some of the wetness which is so plentiful here in the West Highlands of Scotland. xoxo

“The impact of sunlight and, more generally, weather conditions on economic activity and the stock market has been documented by several studies. These findings are of interest to financial economists because they are perceived as challenging the classic notion of market efficiency and rational stock market pricing, and they ‘support the view that security markets are systematically influenced by investor psychology.’”

You can read more from ‘O Sole Mio: An Experimental Analysis of Weather and Risk Attitudes in Financial Decisions’ via The Review of Financial Studies.

Image: Sunset in the city. Public domain via Pixabay.

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