Rapa Nui - Ranu Raraku

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Comments (8)

Marvin Loth on January 20, 2007

Ranu Raraku is a vulcan crater on the Easter Island. It was the quarry for the original inhabitants of this beautiful island. Out of the volcanic rocks they made their stone figures (Moais). After completion of this figures they transported the heavy weight Moais to the shrines evenly spreaded all over the island.

Manack on January 23, 2008

Great image Marvin. What I would like to know is how on earth did these people transport these huuuge figures. They must be an immense weight.

Curious, Manack

Tlapp on January 28, 2008

Hi! How long does it take to take a tour around the island? (to see everything interesting)

Marvin Loth on February 8, 2008

@Tlapp: We have been there for five days. I think this is enough to see everything interesting. But i recommend to stay there 7 days. Then you can make your expeditions in a calm way.

nielsen0909 on June 2, 2008

An amazing place!!

LAX. popovici dan cr… on October 4, 2008

Compliment for the good photo! ;) ☆YS☆ Cheers, LAX.ツ from Romania, region Transilvania

AcheG on December 14, 2008

Beyond the imagination which represents the site, this photo is beautiful by its composition. Bravo.Greetings from Paris

A. Ginorio Photograp… on February 28, 2009

100% !!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 20, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Marvin Loth
    • Camera: Canon EOS 20D
    • Taken on 2006/04/09 13:36:17
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 28.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash