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Country : Chile

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Photos marked as were added from 1 October 2017.


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Chile
Lauca National Park
 Alpacas are one of the four camelids living in South America.
Chile
Lauca National Park
 Alpaca grazing on high altitude plants.
Chile
Lauca National Park
Cotocotani Lakes
 The beautiful Cotocotani Lakes.
Chile
Lauca National Park
Cotocotani Lakes
 The Cotocotani Lakes are very close to the border with Bolivia.
Chile
Lauca National Park
Cotocotani Lakes
 Lakeside house.
Chile
Lauca National Park
Cotocotani Lakes
 The Nevados de Quimsachata are around 6000m high.
Chile
Lauca National Park
Cotocotani Lakes
 The lakes are in a spectacular setting.
Chile
Lauca National Park
Cotocotani Lakes
 View of the lakes.
Chile
Lauca National Park
Cotocotani Lakes
 The lakes have much bird life.
Chile
Lauca National Park
Cotocotani Lakes
 Cerro de Quisiquisini (5515m).
Chile
Lauca National Park
Cotocotani Lakes
 Volcan Guallatiri (6061m).
Chile
Lauca National Park
 High altitude plant.
Chile
Lauca National Park
 Volcan Pomarane (6252m) and Parinacota (6330m).
Chile
Lauca National Park
 Alpaca in the park landscape.
Chile
Lauca National Park
 Birds nesting on the llareta.
Chile
Lauca National Park
 Birds feeding.
Chile
Lauca National Park
 Andean gull in flight.
Chile
Lauca National Park
 The road to Bolivia.
Chile
Arica to La Paz Railway
 The Arica-La Paz Railway makes the journey from sea level to 4000m once a week.
Chile
Arica to La Paz Railway
 Ascending through the Atacama Desert.
Chile
Arica to La Paz Railway
 The single carriage railway at a typical halt above 3000m.
Chile
Arica to La Paz Railway
 The altiplano above 4000m.
Chile
Arica to La Paz Railway
 The railway was blasted through solid rock.
Chile
Arica to La Paz Railway
 The driver adding deisel.
Chile
Arica to La Paz Railway
 Volcanos along the Chile-Bolivia border.
Chile
Arica to La Paz Railway
 Landscape above 4000m.
Chile
Arica to La Paz Railway
 Volcan Tacora (5950m) on the Chile-Peru border.
Chile
Easter Island
 The dramatic landscape of Easter Island.
Chile
Easter Island
 The volcanic island is in the Pacific Ocean.
Chile
Easter Island
 Easter Island is 3700km from the South American mainland.
Chile
Easter Island
 Volcanic rock.
Chile
Easter Island
 Volcanic boulder.
Chile
Easter Island
 The island has a population of 2000.
Chile
Easter Island
 The island has an area of 117 square km.
Chile
Easter Island
 Easter Island is 1900km from the nearest inhabited land.
Chile
Easter Island
 Small harbour.
Chile
Easter Island
 Wall made from volcanic boulders.
Chile
Easter Island
 Rolling hills.
Chile
Easter Island
Rano Kao
 410m high Rano Kao on the southern tip of the island.
Chile
Easter Island
Rano Kao
 Rano Kao is a volcanic crater over 1.5km wide.
Chile
Easter Island
Rano Kao
 The crater floor.
Chile
Easter Island
Rano Kao
 The rim of the crater.
Chile
Easter Island
Orongo
 Orongo is on the tip of the volcanic crater, Rano Kao.
Chile
Easter Island
Orongo
 Orongo is an ancient ceremonial site.
Chile
Easter Island
Orongo
 A wall made from flat rocks.
Chile
Easter Island
Orongo
 The site overlooks the sea.
Chile
Easter Island
Orongo
 The remains of subterranean houses.
Chile
Easter Island
Orongo
 The site was used for birdmen cermonies.
Chile
Easter Island
Orongo
 The site was active until the 1860s.
Chile
Easter Island
Orongo
 Birdmen would swim out to the island to collect bird eggs. The first one back would win privalages for the year.
Chile
Easter Island
Orongo
 Birdmen would dive from these rocks to collect the eggs of sooty terns which nested here.
Chile
Easter Island
Orongo
 Most of the exposed rocks are carved with images.
Chile
Easter Island
Orongo
 Carvings of a bird man clutching eggs.
Chile
Easter Island
Orongo
 Carving of bird men.
Chile
Easter Island
Orongo
 Bird men carvings.
Chile
Easter Island
Orongo
 View out to sea from Orongo.
Chile
Easter Island
 Over 2000 people live on the island in several settlements.
Chile
Easter Island
 Farmland.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Akivi
 Ahu Akivi is in the hilly centre of the island.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Akivi
 Easter Island is famous for its large stone statues called moai.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Akivi
 Ahu were originally altars then bases for moai (stone statues) then burial mounds.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Akivi
 No two moai are identical.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Akivi
 The moai are made from hard volcanic rock.
Chile
Easter Island
 Ahu Vai Uri supports five moai of different sizes.
Chile
Easter Island
 Ahu Tahai is set by a pasture.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Ko Te Riku
 Ahu Ko Te Riku has a moai which wears a hat.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Ko Te Riku
 The moai has painted eyes. The red hat is called a topknot.
Chile
Easter Island
 An incomplete moai abandoned in a field.
Chile
Easter Island
 Moai (statues) sit on ahu (mounds) and are found all over the island.
Chile
Easter Island
 Track along the west coast of the island.
Chile
Easter Island
 The west coast.
Chile
Easter Island
Puna Pau
 Puna Pau is an ancient mining site.
Chile
Easter Island
Puna Pau
 Soft red stone used for hats on the famous statues was mined here.
Chile
Easter Island
Puna Pau
 The soft red stone used for hats for statues.
Chile
Easter Island
 Ahu Akapu.
Chile
Easter Island
 Easter Island is a volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean.
Chile
Easter Island
 Lava flow.
Chile
Easter Island
 The dramatic south coast.
Chile
Easter Island
 Volcanic coastline.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Vinapu
 Ahu Vinapu is a ruined site.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Vinapu
 The site is inland on a hill.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Vinapu
 Fallen moai.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Vinapu
 Half buried moai next to a wall.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Vinapu
 Moai face in the ground.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Vinapu
 Inca-like stone wall.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Vinapu
 Figure with influence from the San Agustin culture in Colombia.
Chile
Easter Island
 View of the South coast of the island.
Chile
Easter Island
 Many ahu (mounds) and moai (statues) are scattered along the South coast.
Chile
Easter Island
 Toppled moai.
Chile
Easter Island
 Dramatic lava beach.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Vaihu
 The site of Ahu Vaihu.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Vaihu
 Ahu Vaihu has eight fallen moai caused by civil wars on the island.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Vaihu
 Topknots are the red hats worn by some moai.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Vaihu
 The moai are made of basalt.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Vaihu
 Bones beneith an ahu.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Vaihu
 View along the coast at Ahu Vaihu.
Chile
Easter Island
 Volcanos dot the landscape.
Chile
Easter Island
 The coast is battered by the Pacific Ocean.
Chile
Easter Island
 The coastal road is no more than a dirt track.
Chile
Easter Island
 Horses grazing.

All travel photographs © 1973 - 2017 KryssTal

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