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Terracing in Peru

By handlerstudio  
Having left the rainforest, this is a scene from Pisac, at the opposite end of the Sacred Valley from Macchu Pichu. This is about 12,000 feet (around 3,000+ meters), and thought to have been the administrative center of the Inca Empire. One of the things that constantly amazed me in Peru how, in an essentially very dry climate (West of the Andes), life clings to every opening it can find.

Tags: Photo journalism Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

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tonyguitar 4 55 32 Canada
6 Apr 2013 3:07AM
My first awareness of the near impossible Peruvian mountains and roadways came via Walt Dysney comic books. The magic is well portrayed here. TG

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S_Psharma 4 1 India
6 Apr 2013 3:25AM
Superb landscape well captured.
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
6 Apr 2013 5:38AM
I hope you got to that viewpoint by helicopter and not by foot or car Smile Excellent and stunning view Peter - one amazing photo !
debu 6 India
6 Apr 2013 6:13AM
A nice scene.
derrymaine 3 17 Greece
6 Apr 2013 6:59AM
stunning landscape
ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
6 Apr 2013 7:19AM
A great capture, what a view, again loving your narrative about Peru
widtink 4 406 2 Scotland
6 Apr 2013 8:01AM
Iam sure the climb was well worth it for this amazingly vertiginous picture SmileSmile Nicely processed Peter

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12 47 13 United States
6 Apr 2013 12:34PM
Stunning scenery, must have been a hard climb!
6 Apr 2013 1:01PM
Wonderful on top of the world image, must have been a great experience.
BHUBAN 5 India
1 May 2013 5:15AM
nice valley...

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