Machupicchu Sonnentor
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Machupicchu Sonnentor

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A: Machu Picchu Mountain Panorama

by Phillip Simpson, 650 meters away

This panorama was taken about half way up the trail to Machu Picchu Mountain. This trail is an extra ...

Machu Picchu Mountain Panorama

B: Llama Of Machu Picchu

by Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 1.2 km away

Llama Of Machu Picchu

C: Machu Picchu before Sunset

by Arroz Marisco, 1.2 km away

The day gradually drew to a close with the sun about to cast a long shadow of Huayna Picchu over the ...

Machu Picchu before Sunset

D: The Glowing Sky before Dawn over Machu Picchu

by Arroz Marisco, 1.2 km away

There were people who had laid claims to various vantage points along the southern terrace of Machu P...

The Glowing Sky before Dawn over Machu Picchu

E: First Rays of Dawn over the Ancient Citadel of Machu Picchu

by Arroz Marisco, 1.2 km away

Perched on a precipitous mountain ridge at 2,430m above Urubamba Valley, overlooking the fast flowing...

First Rays of Dawn over the Ancient Citadel of Machu Picchu

F: Machu Picchu overlook

by Joe Griffin, 1.2 km away

The view over Machu Picchu by the entrance to the trail leading to the Inca Bridge.  I took this pict...

Machu Picchu overlook

G: Machu Picchu from the Caretaker's Hut

by Arroz Marisco, 1.2 km away

Though by late morning the blazing sun had made the walk up to the Caretaker's Hut a sweaty affair th...

Machu Picchu from the Caretaker's Hut

H: The Lost City of the Incas

by Willy Kaemena, 1.2 km away

Wikipedia : " Machu Picchu (Quechua: Machu Pikchu) – "Old Mountain", pronounced [ˈmɑtʃu ˈpixtʃu]) – i...

The Lost City of the Incas

I: Machu Picchu Terraces

by Joe Griffin, 1.2 km away

I like this view of Machu Picchu.  I took it near the bottom of the cleared area close to where the h...

Machu Picchu Terraces

J: Machu Picchu

by Julius Sunpanoramas.com, 1.2 km away

Pre-Columbian Inca site located 2,430 metres (8,000 ft) above sea level.[1] It is situated on a mount...

Machu Picchu

This panorama was taken in Peru, South America

This is an overview of South America

South America makes up the southern half of the Americas and a large part of Latin America. It's home to the world's longest mountain range, biggest waterfall and largest river -- even these mammoths pale in comparison to the stunning variety of life forms thriving in the rainforest.

To the northwest, off the coast of Ecuador, lie the Galapagos Islands, which are unique for hosting species not found anywhere else on earth. These were the subject of study for Charles Darwin in his theory of evolution, which he himself said will require proof in every single case.

The main languages in South America are Spanish and Portugese, which basically tells you which European countries colonized the place. The South American wars of independence took place over two decades in the early 19th century, led by Simon Bolivar of Venezuela and Jose san Martin of Argentina.

Following liberation from Portugal and Spain, South America took off into its own development, capitalizing on the rich deposits of oil, gold, copper, silver and tango musicians.

Brazil is the largest country in South America and home to one of the world's best parties, Carnaval. Have you heard of samba music? How about bossa nova? Maybe dancing for three days straight?

I can't say enough good things about South America. All the world's continents have amazing secrets and treasures laying in wait for your discovery, but in South America... just have a look at our pictures while you're waiting for online confirmation of your plane tickets to hit your inbox.

Text by Steve Smith.

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