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Machu Picchu Terraces
Peru

I like this view of Machu Picchu.  I took it near the bottom of the cleared area close to where the high jungle begins.  This angle lets us begin to appreciate the scale of Inca terracing at the site and gives some kind of a feel for the environmental setting.

Copyright: Joe Griffin
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Uploaded: 21/04/2012
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Tags: machu picchu; inca; sacred valley; peru; valle sagrada; agricultural; terraces; jungle; ruins; andes; joe griffin
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