Presenting one of the most spectacular pictures, taken by our good friend at Fresco Globe, that reflect the beauty of Peru. Hope you like these as much as we did.
Arequipa is one of the main cities in Peru with an old Spanish style of architecture.
Peruvians breed alpacas are famous for their soft and warm wool. They wear alpaca wool hats, scarves and shawls to protect themselves from the harsh mountainous environments of the Andes.
Alpacas are incredibly cute!
The environment in many areas is not friendly at all. Many children have severe sunburn from the time they are young.
Dawn at Arequipa, showing their Spanish-style church backed by snow-topped (active!) volcanoes.
Heading out into the mountainous wilderness.
Some areas of the Andes are among the driest places on earth. Because of the altitude, the land is barren. Hardy cacti and rough grasses are the only plants which can survive here.
At the top of the Pata Pampa Pass, we are now 4825m (15,830ft) above sea level. The air is thin and it is almost freezing cold. It is many Peruvians’ belief to leave stacked stones up here to signify heaven, earth and the underworld.
The “Dragons Teeth” volcanic rock formations with distinctive jagged patterns.
Standing on the edge of a precipice, condor-spotting at the Colca Canyon.
The Peruvian condors are enormous, beautiful birds with a wingspan up to 2m (7ft) wide.
The Colca Canyon is much larger than the Grand Canyon in the USA. Try to spot the people in this photo!
Agricultural terraces near Colca Canyon.
Lake Titicaca viewed from Taquile Island.
Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world. Even though this looks like sea level, we are 3,811m (12,500ft) up. The intensity of the sun is blinding and the air is still unfulfilling.
Sacsayhuaman (pronounced “sexy woman”!) is the former capital of the Inca empire at Cusco. These enormous terraced walls protected the city and are assembled with amazing precision.
Perched between two mountains, Macchu Picchu was abandoned by the Incas in 1572, but remained unknown to the outside world for almost 400 years.
This photo helps you appreciate the scale of the city. It truly deserves its status as one of the 7 wonders of the world.
The Amazon Jungle at night. An army of flying, biting insects around every light source.
Trekking through the Amazon Jungle
This tiny poisonous frog could easily kill a human being with the poison on its skin
A rare gap in the canopy of the jungle lets a spell of light through to the forest floor.
The Amazon River at sunset.
A thoughtful wild alpaca enjoying the view.