One The Edge Of Machu Picchu

Description: We all know the famous views of Machu Picchu. Heck, I have a few on this site (here and here, for instance). But have you ever figured just how high up that city is?

This is the lower part off to the right, as you stand on the hill and look at the splendor. It’s the back side, kind of. And that’s the Urubambam River (which is pretty fun to say). And that’s why the city was so well protected.

Location: Machu Picchu, Peru, South America

Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email)


Learn photography and explore the world with Far Horizon Photo Tours.

Small group tours & treks in Nepal and Bhutan. Next tours run in February and March of 2023.