Mar 16, 2016
Picture of the Day: Zoomed Out Machu Picchu
Photograph by Martin St-Amant – Wikipedia – CC-BY-SA-3.0
In this awesome panoramic, we get a sense of the amazing landscape that Machu Picchu is surrounded by. It also makes its construction—which dates back to the 15th century—that much more remarkable. Located in the Cusco Region of Peru, the Inca site is the most popular tourist attraction in the country.
This panoramic by Martin St-Amant was stitched from 24 individual photographs. It was taken from Huayna Picchu, a higher mountain in Peru that overlooks the famous archaeological site. For those interested, you can see the incredible, full-size 9187 x 4100 pixel image on Wikimedia Commons.
Categories: ARCHITECTURE, NATURE/SPACE, PICTURE OF THE DAY, TRAVEL
Tags: · archaeology, machu picchu, mountains, peru, unesco