Being the largest lake in Mexico, the views around Lake Chapala are vast expanses of water and sky. In the stormy, wet season of summer, clouds often interrupt the endless azure, but from fall through spring the skies are usually clear and the lake still.

Using a special opaque filter, it’s possible to extend a photo’s length of exposure to several minutes, which can smooth out the movement of the swirling water or the blowing clouds. That’s what gives some of these photos a bit of dreamy, blurry quality.

For more photos of the lake, check out these photos of 34 sunsets at Lake Chapala and these photos of people fishing.

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Ducks cruise Lake Chapala, Mexico, opposite the shore of Mount Garcia.
Ducks cruise Lake Chapala, Mexico, opposite the shore of Mount Garcia.
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Abstract Lake Chapala
67-second long exposure of Lake Chapala at sunset.
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Lake Chapala, Mexico.
An egret fishes off the shore of Lake Chapala, Mexico.
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Lake Chapala, Mexico.
Lake Chapala, Mexico.
Lake Chapala, Mexico.
Lake Chapala, Mexico.
Lake Chapala, Mexico.
Lake Chapala, Mexico.
The rolling hills behind Ajijic on the north shore of Lake Chapala, Mexico.
Lake Chapala, Mexico
Lake Chapala, Mexico
Lake Chapala, Mexico.
Lake Chapala, Mexico.
Lake Chapala, Mexico.
Lake Chapala, Mexico.
Lake Chapala, Mexico.
Lake Chapala, Mexico.
Lake Chapala, Mexico.
Lake Chapala, Mexico.
Lake Chapala, Mexico.
Lake Chapala, Mexico.
Lake Chapala, Mexico.
Lake Chapala, Mexico.
Lake Chapala, Mexico.
Lake Chapala, Mexico.
Lake Chapala, Mexico.
Lake Chapala, Mexico.
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Lake Chapala, Mexico.
Lake Chapala, Mexico.
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Lake Chapala, Mexico.
Lake Chapala, Mexico.
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Boy Fishing at Lake Chapala
Boy Fishing at Lake Chapala
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Abstract Lake Chapala
Abstract Lake Chapala