Machu Picchu


I took this photograph a few years ago on my trip to Peru.  You can see Wayna Picchu towering behind the ruins. It’s a relatively easy hike up to the top of this peak and there are some amazing views.

By | 2013-04-26T09:14:56+00:00 October 6th, 2012|Landscapes|216 Comments


  1. Penelope October 6, 2012 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    Wow, gorgeous photo.

  2. Boomdeeadda October 6, 2012 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    You must be in really good shape, some others I’ve heard say it was tricky to breath up there. You’re so right, amazing view and photo makes it worthwhile. Did you hike on a tour or go out on your own?

  3. tizz October 6, 2012 at 5:58 pm - Reply


  4. sarah knipping October 6, 2012 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    I love this angle, with the ravine and mountains surrounding the site captured too – great lighting, just gorgeous

  5. whoisthomas October 6, 2012 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    I wanna go take me with ya

    Sent from my iPhone

  6. Nelle October 6, 2012 at 6:09 pm - Reply

    simply amazing!

  7. jumpingpolarbear October 6, 2012 at 6:09 pm - Reply

    What an incredible view :).

  8. Charlana Kelly October 6, 2012 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    Wow… amazing!

  9. YellowCable October 6, 2012 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    An awesome view.

  10. Peter Wiebe October 6, 2012 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    Amazing indeed.

  11. jtelusma October 6, 2012 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    Awesome, great shot.

  12. barrentoblessed October 6, 2012 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    Absolutely fantastic!

  13. haleymg12 October 6, 2012 at 7:10 pm - Reply


  14. unsouthernbelle October 6, 2012 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    Absolutely incredible!!!!

  15. this is lemonade October 6, 2012 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    Breathtaking! And from the first comment, it appears that description could be applied literally too!

  16. mobius faith October 6, 2012 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    A location that never disappoints. 🙂

  17. Julie Losch October 6, 2012 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    I loved Peru!! Unfortunately, when we were there in July of 2006 there was lots of gang war activity in the Machu Picchu area, along with hijacking tour buses, etc. So our group did not get the opportunity to go : ( We did, however, get to travel into the Amazon Basin a bit up in Tarrapoto and spent a day at a remote waterfall, which we had to hike to…it was FREEZING! Good Memories though…can’t wait to go back one day, and when we do we will def be stopping in Machu Picchu! No matter what…lol : ) Thanks for posting!!

  18. beckyabroad90 October 6, 2012 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    I’m a bit sad to have seen this, because I feel like now when I finally make my way over to Macchu Picchu I’m going to be expecting all of my photos to look this glorious…

    Beautiful lighting in that shot, though.

  19. Dieu October 6, 2012 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    Awesome. I love how the light makes the green so intense.

  20. myritingboard October 6, 2012 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    Holy wow . . .Would i ever Love to stand and walk around in there. Beautiful.

  21. NinaLemon October 6, 2012 at 8:30 pm - Reply


  22. dorothypaula October 6, 2012 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    Mesmerizing! Thanks.

  23. Yvette Aubusson October 6, 2012 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    Picture perfect Patrick. The vista looks grand and clearly a bit a of signature of yours. It’s not easy to capture that on small screen but you do it. Is it because everything’s in focus? It’s a cracking shot. Do you have any issues at altitude on the camera? Is it cold? yaf

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  25. LizForADay October 6, 2012 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    That has been on my list of places to go. Maybe next year. That is an amazing picture. 🙂

  26. nathanfrenchphotography October 6, 2012 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    Beautiful view. Great shot!

  27. derikandamandagrove October 6, 2012 at 9:42 pm - Reply

    Wow awesome photo! Machu Picchu is one of my top five places to visit…I will go someday! I’ve been to Lima, but I was working, so I didn’t have much time to enjoy the sights.


  28. sedge808 October 6, 2012 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    magnificent shot.

  29. Rexlin Victor October 6, 2012 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    Wow. It’s simply super. Beautiful and great shot.

  30. All Aglow October 6, 2012 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    Your photography is so beautiful it looks unreal. A bit envious of your adventures but so happy for your experiences in exploration!

  31. Cocoa Flower October 6, 2012 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    Beautiful!!! Makes me want to go there.

  32. melodylowes October 6, 2012 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    I’ve seen tons of photos of this amazing spot – and this has to be the one to top them all. That lighting is phenomenal – what an incredible shot, Patrick!

  33. The Guat October 6, 2012 at 10:38 pm - Reply

    Awesome. Truly amazing pictures and very inspirational. Great post!

  34. adinparadise October 6, 2012 at 10:58 pm - Reply

    Ah yes, the most awesome place I ever visited. Great photo. 🙂

  35. gotasté October 6, 2012 at 11:15 pm - Reply


  36. JeannieRichard October 6, 2012 at 11:24 pm - Reply

    For some reason, when I saw Machu Picchu first from my mailbox, I connected it to the coffee brand, hehe.
    But instead, am awed by the fabulous shot you took of Wayna Picchu.
    How fortunate you are to experience that atmosphere there – the air, the smell, the touch, et al!!

  37. manningtreearchive October 6, 2012 at 11:41 pm - Reply

    Fabulous shot. Nice light and shade

  38. RoSy October 7, 2012 at 12:05 am - Reply

    Nice shot! One day I hope to make my way there….

  39. themickk October 7, 2012 at 12:14 am - Reply

    huge fan.

  40. Love For Pema October 7, 2012 at 12:50 am - Reply

    stunning !!

  41. designer22 October 7, 2012 at 12:55 am - Reply

    So wonderful

  42. Edy Setyawan October 7, 2012 at 12:56 am - Reply

    I hope someday I can see Machu Picchu by may own eyes too!

  43. alissea October 7, 2012 at 1:06 am - Reply

    I love how the clouds contrast with that “blue stuff”.

  44. Dip It Black October 7, 2012 at 1:22 am - Reply

    Amazing picture!


  45. abeautifulday October 7, 2012 at 1:47 am - Reply

    i hiked there several years ago too. but my pictures weren’t as stunning as yours. beautifully captured! just as beautiful as in person.

  46. evilnymphstuff October 7, 2012 at 1:56 am - Reply

    Wow this is totally gorgeous!

  47. A tale or two to tell..... October 7, 2012 at 2:11 am - Reply

    Great shot ! All my photos from Machu Pichu have around a million tourists in them haha

  48. davidoakesimages October 7, 2012 at 2:35 am - Reply

    I guess like many of your followers its somewhere we want to go and experience….till then ‘Thanks for the shot’

  49. tiskwell October 7, 2012 at 2:59 am - Reply

    Oh! The amazing Machu Picchu, the most well-known place of my beautiful PERU!

  50. tiskwell October 7, 2012 at 3:00 am - Reply

    Oh! Thanks for visit my site 😀

  51. Andrea October 7, 2012 at 3:24 am - Reply

    Beautiful photo of a beautiful place 🙂 You caught the light perfectly

  52. maelorenzo♡ October 7, 2012 at 3:26 am - Reply

    Not again! your photos never failed to amuse me! 😉 breath taking!♥

  53. GNM October 7, 2012 at 3:51 am - Reply

    That’s a gorgeous picture

  54. butterflyofmyheart October 7, 2012 at 4:11 am - Reply

    This is just marvellous! 🙂 Wish I could travel to Machu Picchu. The Incan civilization has always peaked my interest.

    Now, your photo just made me excited and giddy 😀

  55. jacquiharrisart October 7, 2012 at 4:13 am - Reply

    I love the way the clouds are bringing added drama to an already dramatic view. Wonderful

  56. Real Footprints October 7, 2012 at 5:17 am - Reply

    Is Machu Picchu on an angle like that? Or is it the curve from such a wide angle lens used?

  57. Louise Broadbent October 7, 2012 at 5:18 am - Reply

    Wow! That is beautiful!

  58. cuisinedejere October 7, 2012 at 5:20 am - Reply

    Lovely place and a great photo. Really must needs visit this site at some point in life 🙂

  59. Michelle Gillies October 7, 2012 at 5:44 am - Reply

    That is really something. Beautiful shot.

  60. Josy October 7, 2012 at 5:45 am - Reply

    Whoa. Gorgeous light.

  61. There for a reason's Rachel October 7, 2012 at 5:48 am - Reply

    Just bumping it further up my must list!

  62. Mala Teaha October 7, 2012 at 6:31 am - Reply

    Exceptional, as always!

  63. Áine Warren October 7, 2012 at 6:48 am - Reply

    Wow, beautiful!

  64. Simple, Sweet, and Southern October 7, 2012 at 6:48 am - Reply

    Absolutely stunning! There’s so much detail but it’s collectively just breathtaking.

  65. carolcork October 7, 2012 at 6:57 am - Reply

    Just amazing!

  66. Pavitra October 7, 2012 at 7:21 am - Reply

    so good… jealous.

  67. Harjeet Khanduja October 7, 2012 at 7:56 am - Reply

    This is mind blowing

  68. Donkey Whisperer Farm October 7, 2012 at 8:10 am - Reply

    Wow, thank you for sharing with us.

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  71. grerismarketing October 7, 2012 at 8:55 am - Reply

    breathtaking view! tks for sharing.

  72. tonettejoyce October 7, 2012 at 8:58 am - Reply

    I have always wanted to go there…I did so want to be an archaeologist.

  73. colormusing October 7, 2012 at 9:05 am - Reply

    I’ve always wanted to go there– my daughter is an archaeologist, and I know it’s on her list too. Fantastic photo!!

  74. Gabrielle Whitney, M.S.S., M.A. October 7, 2012 at 9:17 am - Reply

    Incredible photo … You’re really gifted! Your photos make me want to hop on a plane & travel 🙂

  75. Anne Bonney October 7, 2012 at 9:19 am - Reply


  76. Lindsay Cooper October 7, 2012 at 9:37 am - Reply

    First, thank you for stopping by my blog! I appreciate it so much. Second, although your page is flooded with compliments, I’d like to offer you one more: It is a rare person who is able to work outside of cliches and capture the beauty of a place in its fullness, but you are one of them. Thank you for your creativity; it’s refreshing.

  77. Lizbeth Hamlin October 7, 2012 at 9:43 am - Reply

    You eye brings me great pleasure…I travel all kinds of places with you….thanks again!

  78. nathaliepalacios October 7, 2012 at 10:32 am - Reply

    easy?!? this kicked my ass

  79. livingthroughthesenses October 7, 2012 at 10:38 am - Reply

    This is so amazing! Love it.

  80. windbag October 7, 2012 at 11:15 am - Reply

    Nice. Did you use a convex lens to capture that?

  81. oky's cookies October 7, 2012 at 11:20 am - Reply

    where is the LOVE button? love it!!

  82. Serenity In Nature October 7, 2012 at 11:26 am - Reply

    Absolutely stunning! The colors are so sharp and vibrant!

  83. Meyers Photography October 7, 2012 at 11:29 am - Reply

    Absolutely beautiful! You are very lucky to be able to enjoy travelling!

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  85. David October 7, 2012 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    Magnificent shot!

  86. modestyplusglamour October 7, 2012 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    this is too beautiful!

  87. atyoursideseniorservices October 7, 2012 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    OMG. I’m speechless.

  88. fractalmama October 7, 2012 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    Amazing photo! You are talented!

  89. call2adventure October 7, 2012 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    Beautiful shot Patrick! I love the way you’ve captured that special light… I was at MP last May – spent two days there while staying in AC down the mountain. It was one of the most amazing (sacred) places I’ve ever visited, and so quiet. Completely awe-inspiring…

  90. caroline1t October 7, 2012 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    Amazing picture! I love checking in to enjoy all the fabulous photography.

  91. Anita C. Miller October 7, 2012 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    I’ve seen photos of this place many times, but not like this! Very unusual with the light so focused on the ruins. I also love the bright green/navy(cobalt)blue color contrasts. A stunning image (as many of yours are)!

  92. katyasnowqueen October 7, 2012 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous photo, I’ve been to Machu Picchu and it was such an incredible experience

  93. Mr Oh October 7, 2012 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous shot. I was lucky enough to go to MP around 15 years ago. This takes me back and reminds me of the majesty.

  94. Julie Cooper October 7, 2012 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    Truly amazing! Your photography is beautiful.

  95. Things That Don't Line Up October 7, 2012 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    Looks as beautiful as I remember it. Great shot!

  96. Susan B October 7, 2012 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    It must be an amazing feeling to be there and see that because the photograph gives me goose bumps. Make you wonder about the civilization that lived there.

  97. klrs09 October 7, 2012 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    It’s on my bucket list — gorgeous photo.

  98. belasbrightideas October 7, 2012 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    Your images are outstanding – a balm to the soul! So happy to have found you, or did you find me? 😉 No matter – just happy to delight in the visual feast.

  99. scrounger1984 October 7, 2012 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    It’s always wonderful to visit your blog and see your new photos. This view of Machu Picchu is amazing. Is it really as big and sprawling as it looks in this photo?

  100. literarywildfire October 7, 2012 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    The lighting on this is so crisp. Did you alter it using photo software? If not, truly breath taking.

  101. 7cakes October 7, 2012 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    Hey thanks for looking at my blog! Lovely photo!

  102. sarahyeung October 7, 2012 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    I found this hard to believe, and then i read your caption and it’s still hard to believe. haha you’re an absolutely stunning photographer (: I’m envious of the places you’ve been. Keep it up !

  103. Katherine Bacher October 7, 2012 at 10:32 pm - Reply

    Awesome capture of the light and color! Thank you for providing a view I can only see from my monitor at this time. It definitely makes me mentally travel there, and hopefully see it for real someday! Thanks for liking “hell froze over my little patch of heaven” post!

  104. Bespoke Traveler October 7, 2012 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    Awesome photo. I loved discovering Machu Picchu and I have a post to share with you if you’re interested. Keep up the great work. Cheers.

  105. angela October 7, 2012 at 11:52 pm - Reply

    beautiful…it’s in my bucket, has been since my days as anthro student. lucky u ~

  106. yashu gola (@whoisyashu) October 8, 2012 at 12:26 am - Reply

    heaven fell off the sky….

  107. crushland October 8, 2012 at 1:33 am - Reply

    Looks like a dream..

  108. maryalive October 8, 2012 at 2:36 am - Reply


  109. Tomaz October 8, 2012 at 3:25 am - Reply

    Perfect light! Ypu’ve managed to turn this “post-card” picture into something new! Great!

  110. healthchanger1 October 8, 2012 at 4:42 am - Reply

    Thanks for reading and liking my post. Wow some great photos!

  111. flightsofamagicalbird October 8, 2012 at 5:10 am - Reply

    Hey Patrick… I wanted to let you know I absolutely LOVE this blog and all your stunning photography. With each glance, my bucket list of all the places I want to go, to experience grows… I also wanted to thank you for all your support of my blog, I greatly appreciate it.

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  113. Patricia Awapara October 8, 2012 at 7:31 am - Reply

    I was there a few years ago! It was the most amazing view. However, you bring it to life in this picture.

  114. Roxx October 8, 2012 at 9:11 am - Reply

    It looks like it came out of a movie set which that has high quality green screen.. :D, love it, its wait for it….. AWESOME,

  115. JT October 8, 2012 at 10:15 am - Reply

    looks great!

  116. icelandpenny October 8, 2012 at 10:27 am - Reply

    I made that climb decades ago, when tourism was low-key and very few other people were about. Thanks for reminding me of how glorious it was. You really captured it. (All your Rockies experience must help!)

  117. Steven Mak October 8, 2012 at 11:29 am - Reply

    Awesome photography. I do sometimes wonder if I will have the fitness level to climb there and witness it with my own eyes. I hope I can in my upcoming RTW journey.

  118. themetroculturalist October 8, 2012 at 11:54 am - Reply

    Great photo – hard to balance the light and dark areas. Maybe add slightly more light to the dark areas, and bring down the highlights in the light central area? Otherwise, beautiful photo that makes me want to go there!

  119. Lira October 8, 2012 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    Beautiful! It’s on my bucket list for places to visit!

  120. theskreed October 8, 2012 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    This picture is amazing. I’ve always wanted to visit Machu Picchu. One day my firend… One day!

  121. thethiessenreview October 8, 2012 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    Beautiful pictures. Always wanted to visit this place!

  122. NouNou October 8, 2012 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    it’s incredible !

  123. Sharon October 8, 2012 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    Wow! Breathtaking.

  124. Opalla October 8, 2012 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    I have been wanting to visit Manchu Picchu for some time, and you beautiful shot definitely motivates me to plan more seriously.

  125. earthbound living October 8, 2012 at 3:53 pm - Reply


  126. bloodymuddysteve October 8, 2012 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    And just like that, visiting Peru has been added to my bucket list.

  127. R October 8, 2012 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    I’ve always wanted to go to Machu Picchu. Great photographs!

  128. naddy26 October 8, 2012 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    Awesome 🙂

  129. f-stop mama October 8, 2012 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    I have to see this place in person! I can only imagine what it must feel like to be there.

  130. realcutecanadian October 8, 2012 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    I was there a few years ago… I think we should swap Machu Picchu Photos! (Love this photo, by the way) I didn’t get to explore as much as I, and my camera, wanted to. It looks like you got to a much higher vantage point than I did. I am jealous! Thank-you for sharing your perspective on the world!

  131. Rhey October 9, 2012 at 2:59 am - Reply

    visiting this is part of my bucket list… absolutely lovely.

  132. themofman October 9, 2012 at 3:43 am - Reply

    I think it’s impossible to take a shot of this place, from that vantage point, and it doesn’t look so good.

    This is so good.

  133. fatherkane October 9, 2012 at 7:22 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on The Last Of The Millenniums and commented:
    The photography is incredible!

  134. gabrielkyrenius October 9, 2012 at 9:02 am - Reply

    Lovely! I really like how the sun and clouds “paint” the scenery with light and dark spots!

  135. رولا ســعدي October 9, 2012 at 9:43 am - Reply

    My God, It is amazing !!!

  136. timothywpawiro October 9, 2012 at 9:49 am - Reply

    Very nice photo, Pat!
    Machu Picchu is one of the destinations in my bucket list! Hope I will go there in the near future! 🙂

  137. the marionette October 9, 2012 at 10:07 am - Reply

    This is a gorgeous picture of a place that I really want to visit, sometime in the near future. Although I can’t get over how you managed to trek and lug a DSLR at the same time… bravo!

  138. scrapsugargypsy October 9, 2012 at 10:20 am - Reply

    This is an incredible shot Patrick, looks like it was a great hike too! Definitely going to add this place to my bucket list 😀

  139. Talia Marcheggiani October 9, 2012 at 10:42 am - Reply

    Your photos are absolutely gorgeous!

  140. Kathleen Hoffman, PhD October 9, 2012 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    Another WOW moment for me!

  141. mmadonna1 October 9, 2012 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    I’m breathless after viewing this aerial shot. I love the contrast of the colors.

  142. Christine MacLellan October 9, 2012 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    Wow took my breath away!

  143. unconventionalwomanhood October 9, 2012 at 3:16 pm - Reply


  144. DJ Stone Crazy October 9, 2012 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    Damn, bro, you definitely got skills. As someone who’s afraid of heights, I’m too chicken sh_t to for shots like this.

  145. adaisygarden October 9, 2012 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    Spectacular! My husband was able to visit there and it was an unbelievable view!

  146. dyslexicwhisperer October 9, 2012 at 7:50 pm - Reply


  147. Jill Archer October 9, 2012 at 11:29 pm - Reply

    Neat. Both my husband and I really want to go. One of my closest friends took a group of high school students down this past summer and had the best time. She took an unbelievable amount of pics and they were all so fun to look through.

  148. raybarron422 October 10, 2012 at 12:15 am - Reply

    That is a proper stunning photo!

  149. joanavala October 10, 2012 at 3:12 am - Reply

    So nice 😉
    Thanks for sharing!

  150. gentlestitches October 10, 2012 at 3:25 am - Reply

    This is truly beautiful.

  151. duncanr October 10, 2012 at 3:52 am - Reply

    Stunning !

    [must have been hell living there if you suffered from vertigo]

  152. Vicky Nanjappa October 10, 2012 at 4:04 am - Reply

    beautiful picture

  153. Sunbea October 10, 2012 at 4:39 am - Reply

    This is just awesome. Looks like the sky is rolling on the mountains 😉

  154. nettrobbens October 10, 2012 at 4:58 am - Reply

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    • heartflow2012 October 16, 2012 at 11:21 pm - Reply

      YES! We are finally stepping into the new paradigm – Glory Hallelujah!

  155. AA October 10, 2012 at 7:05 am - Reply

    Wonderful ! Did you remember what you felt then when you first saw it ? Would be lovely to learn of your experiences

  156. Aurora Creations October 10, 2012 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on Aurora Creations.

  157. cole7 October 10, 2012 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    Your pictures are beautiful:)

  158. snowstorminjuly October 10, 2012 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    Magical! I did the 5-day Salkantay hike there in June this year and it was incredible! I always say my photos don’t do the place justice, but yours comes very close.

  159. smudgedcanvas123 October 10, 2012 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    Such amazing photos! Cant wait to go travelling there!!

  160. poojycat October 10, 2012 at 10:58 pm - Reply

    wow! amazing shot! love it!

  161. phowitquo October 11, 2012 at 12:04 am - Reply

    It’s a pic i really feel for 🙂

  162. meghnaiyengar October 11, 2012 at 2:39 am - Reply

    Certainly a place I want to visist in the next few years. 🙂 Beautiful!

  163. angelteacher October 11, 2012 at 9:09 am - Reply

    Patrick, this is absolutely beautiful! Machu Picchu is on my bucket list so I am a bit partial…lol Truly amazing shot!

  164. grafikink October 11, 2012 at 9:25 am - Reply

    Great capture, I feel like I’m standing there myself. Thanks for sharing

  165. Linnette R Mullin October 11, 2012 at 10:43 am - Reply

    Wow, Patrick! This is amazing! Next best thing to seeing it myself. 😀

  166. Mama_KK October 11, 2012 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    A cousin on my husband’s side was there this past year. We will see him at Christmas. Excited to hear about this fascinating place!

    Your pictures are incredible and enjoyed ready about your most recent excursion!

    Ever been to the Indian Peaks Wilderness area in the Colorado Rockies?

    Thanks for your recent visit to our blog and becoming a follower 😉

  167. pineappleperson October 11, 2012 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on THE PINEAPPLE PLANET and commented:
    This guy does THE best photography! You should check it out!

  168. Butterfly Jewel October 11, 2012 at 10:58 pm - Reply

    Nice…Maybe I will get to go there before I leave Peru. It looks so high up. I went on a hike to Capua and was out of breath within minutes. I had a great experienced crew with me who helped me survive that part, and I was able to make it through the whole hike. It was such a reward! I got to see my very first waterfalls up close and personal. I even ventured into the water to feel the spray. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • mongo466 October 13, 2012 at 6:38 am - Reply

      Hay Butterfly Jewel, It may look high bet it is actually lower than Cusco, so many people think it will be a tough hike when they reach Cusco because of the altitude, not realizing that it is actually lower in elevation. Hope you can find time to visit Machu Picchu while you are in Peru, it is well worth it.

  169. Stephen L. Tyler October 12, 2012 at 3:32 am - Reply

    Wow! Nice shot!

  170. yummania October 12, 2012 at 3:58 am - Reply

    oh my

  171. Our Adventure in Croatia October 12, 2012 at 7:15 am - Reply

    ahhhhh it’s on my bucket list… I want to go ! I want to go ! I want to go! I want to go ! you just make me want to go there even more! great photo! lucky you!

  172. Cindy Giannoulatos (-Malnasi) October 12, 2012 at 9:19 am - Reply

    Wow!!! This looks awesome! I always wanted to go there… One day I will 🙂

  173. azdreamcatcher October 12, 2012 at 9:51 am - Reply

    Sounds like an oxymoron…..easy hike and vertical peak! LOL…. It is a gorgeous shot!

  174. Gina October 12, 2012 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    Stunning photos Patrick…. I was at MP a couple years ago and felt the magic of the place – spent two days walking around the ruins and the trails. Yours is the best image I’ve ever seen of this sacred place, brilliant!

  175. Maritza October 12, 2012 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous pic! curious to know how you manage to get it without all the tourists around. I found it really hard to just get the ruins without all the people around it. It must have been really early in the morning.

  176. jessa169 October 12, 2012 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    Truly amazing photo….

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  178. mongo466 October 13, 2012 at 6:33 am - Reply

    Loved the angle you took, most people tend to shoot the front side, which tends to emphasize the face in the mountain a little more. Love this angle though as it shows the river and gives a little more perspective as to the height.

  179. reneehowland October 13, 2012 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    Amazing Shot! One day I will get to see this view with my own eyes!

  180. lolajacobs October 14, 2012 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    I really have a hard time deciding whether your photography is more awesome or the places you explore…Your blog is like a must do before you die list. The beauty captured from your lens is inspirational. And I am so proud to see Canada depicted for the majestic beauty that she truly is. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent, Peace.

  181. rwgoldsmith October 14, 2012 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    Probably the best photo of MP I’ve seen.

  182. Peru Travel Packages October 15, 2012 at 1:24 am - Reply

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  183. Elixir of memories October 15, 2012 at 2:53 am - Reply

    Its my dream to go to Macchu Picchu some day! Again, amazing photography!

  184. wolftrackerblog October 15, 2012 at 8:33 am - Reply

    Unreal scene! You get around don’t ya, LOL.

  185. jrista October 15, 2012 at 11:05 am - Reply

    Such an amazing place. Love your photo, it puts Machu Picchu into better perspective than more common compositions.

  186. tanaramccauley October 15, 2012 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    This is a beautiful picture of a place I hope to visit someday.

  187. Victoria | Haute October 15, 2012 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    Truly AMAZING photos!!! I am head over heels for the northern lights/stars/clouds pictures!

  188. kimdixonfoto October 15, 2012 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    Wow, I would love to go there just to experience it all, the fresh air. Thanks for sharing this photo.

  189. Janyaa October 16, 2012 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    My husband and I went on our honeymoon to Peru. Machu Picchu was every bit as magical and majestic as it is purported to be! Your photo perfectly captures the beauty of the place. 🙂

  190. Healthy Glow Nutrition October 17, 2012 at 5:57 am - Reply

    Incredibly beautiful!

  191. mariceladelrio October 19, 2012 at 9:31 am - Reply

    Me encanta esta foto!! 🙂
    (I love this picture)
    I feel like I want to be there waking and breeding……

  192. sheribucketlist October 21, 2012 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    NIce capture… (Y) Nature never fails to surprise me.

  193. THstudio Architects October 22, 2012 at 12:42 am - Reply

    Amazing Peru!

  194. aestheticwomen October 22, 2012 at 2:47 am - Reply

    Absolutely stunning! I have a friend traveling there in 2 weeks! Will share this with her so she knows what to look forward to 🙂

  195. Anita Mac October 23, 2012 at 4:23 am - Reply

    Great shot! Loved Machu Picchu. Such an amazing place to visit. Thanks for bringing me back there, even if only for a moment.

  196. 2rainydaypeople October 23, 2012 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    I, like so many others, appreciate your talents. Thanks for sharing these pics.

  197. hannalietaute October 24, 2012 at 7:31 am - Reply

    it looks like something from a fairytale- magical!

  198. Stefmanovic October 24, 2012 at 8:22 am - Reply

    This really brings back memories. Some very nice, some about me being under the influence of some bad medication for the asthma attacks I was having. But yeah, just quickly wanted to say that your photography is truly inspiring!

  199. Sartenada October 24, 2012 at 11:16 pm - Reply

    Wow. This place I must visit.

  200. Ardun Ward October 25, 2012 at 6:34 am - Reply

    You nailed this shot mate! Im going next May and hoping to get one as good as this.

  201. nomusamh October 29, 2012 at 4:50 am - Reply

    One place that I want to see in the near future. Hope I’ll have a good camera then. This is beautiful!

  202. ogdq October 30, 2012 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    This is one of the most beautiful things i have ever seen! It takes your breath away…

  203. spiritual love blog November 13, 2012 at 11:37 am - Reply

    Loved Machu Picchu! Love all of Latin America. Amazing places- amazing people.

  204. Rusty Gold Design November 13, 2012 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    Love all your pics but macchu piccu holds a special place in my heart.
    P.S Thanks for following our blog! 🙂

  205. Fiona Flores Watson November 22, 2012 at 1:36 am - Reply

    A beautiful photo – Macchu Picchu is much harder to photograph than it looks! I love the light in your photo, and also the river.

  206. sanjyotlupo November 22, 2012 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous photography in general! Thank you for visiting my blog and following it. Pl visit my facebook when you get chance! Enjoy!

  207. annibloggt December 2, 2012 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    you`re an amazing photographer!impressive!!

  208. waraichruab December 4, 2012 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    this is what I call a classy shot…

  209. anediblewoman December 8, 2012 at 4:58 am - Reply

    Can you imagine this being someone’s summer home? This is crazy.

  210. Harold Green December 14, 2012 at 11:12 am - Reply

    Why I have I just spent almost one hour on your blog? Simple. Your images are amazing. I would love to be your age again so I could hike the trails of the world with my camera like you do. Congratulations.

  211. newinzurich December 23, 2012 at 6:15 am - Reply

    Amazing photos! Love the landscapes especially.

  212. Das Culturas March 31, 2013 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on Das Culturas.

  213. backthewaywecame May 14, 2013 at 3:29 am - Reply

    There is no doubt your photograph tops others of the same view. But how did you manage the dizzying angle? Absolutely amazing.

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