Island of Janitzio in Lake Pátzcuaro, Mexico

Island of Janitzio in Lake Pátzcuaro, Mexico




In the southern portion of Lake Pátzcuaro in the state of Michoacán, Mexico, sits the little island of Janitzio. Visitors have long been drawn to the island’s many unique features, including its famous “butterfly fishermen” whose fishing nets and techniques are so iconic, they were once featured on the back of the 50-peso note. As the fog in our image might suggest, the name Janitzio means “where it rains.” Though, to be fair, the climate here is fairly dry most of the year.
photo credit: Brian Overcast/Alamy
Island of Janitzio in Lake Pátzcuaro, Mexico

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