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Chile - Easter Island, Rano Raraku

Chile - Easter Island, Rano Raraku
Rano Raraku is a site on the slope of a volcano (PiP1 and 2), which was the statue ‘factory’ of Easter Island. It was the birthplace of a Neolithic culture’s progency. This is the quarry, where the moai (monolithic human figures carved by the Rapa Nui people) were carved in the volcanic rock and transported over the island.

There are still about 400 statues in various states of completion (PiP 3,4 and 5): from rectangular blocks barely discernable in the rock face to mostly completed moai, held in the matrix of the rock by a mere keel, to completed moai standing largely buried on the slope. Among them the unique kneeling moai Tukuturi (PiP6) with a shape and design different from all other moai and Te Tokanga or Ko Teto Kena, the largest moai ever carved with a height of 20 meters and weight of (estimated) 270 tons (PiP7).

More pictures of Easter Island: www.ipernity.com/doc/294067/43947814 and www.ipernity.com/doc/294067/45938804

Billathon, Traktor 49, xenophora, Adrian and 119 other people have particularly liked this photo

102 comments - The latest ones
 John Cass
John Cass club
Wow! brilliant image, wonderful PiP's - thanks for the info Jaap, very interesting.
21 months ago.
 Guy Bacca (guybac)
Guy Bacca (guybac) club
Depuis l'enfance, j(ai toujours été fasciné par ces statues... Belles images et excellent texte explicatif
21 months ago.
 Amelia Heath
Amelia Heath club
A fascinating place to visit, Jaap. Thank you for all the informayion and all the interesting PiPs.
21 months ago.
LutzP club
...very interesting Jaap, thanks for sharing!
21 months ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
21 months ago.
 Claudia G
Claudia G club
Impressionnant pris sous cet angle ! Très interréssant.
21 months ago.
 Ern Jacoby
Ern Jacoby club
A well arranged portrait and the history inclueded - for me one of a most enigmatic chapter of mankind!
21 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to Ern Jacoby club
For sure it was one of the most interesting places I ever visited.
21 months ago.
A beautiful shot of the statue full of detail and texture.
21 months ago.
 Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨* club
beau reportage sur ces statues de l’Ile de Pâques*********************
belle semaine mon ami♫
21 months ago.
 J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot club
Remarkable document Jaap.
Would very much like to go there.
Thank you for the note.
21 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to J. Gafarot club
Highly recommended !!
21 months ago.
Annemarie club
Jaap, this is fantastic
also the pip!
on my wish list:)
21 months ago.
 Herb Riddle
Herb Riddle club
Can't believe you have actually been to this famous Island Jaap. You are certainly well traveled. A great series documenting the statues, as is your style. Very well done.

21 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Phenomenal series!
21 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
21 months ago.
 Madeleine Defawes
Madeleine Defawes club
Magnifique image !
Have a nice week
21 months ago.
Mecklenburg-Foto club
Ach ja, bald ist wieder Ostern, danke für die Erinnerung! ;-)
21 months ago.
 Luc Reiniche
Luc Reiniche club
Mythique ...
21 months ago.
neira-Dan club
superbe photo ; et la série , un reportage de qualité
21 months ago.
Reginhart club
Fascinating statues beautifully captured!
21 months ago.
Betty【ツ】 club
So impressive! Beautiful serie!
21 months ago.
 Hansruedi Voegele
Hansruedi Voegele club
Sehr schöne Aufnahmen,und Äußerst interessant !
Gr Hansruedi
21 months ago.
 Martin M. Miles
Martin M. Miles club
Great photos!
I never made it to Rapanui. I once had a ticket from Tahiti via Rapanui to Santiago, but I ran out of money after some months in Polynesia and had to change it into a much cheaper ticket to LA.
21 months ago. Edited 21 months ago.
 Marja Savonije
Marja Savonije club
Prachtige serie Jaap. Wat gaaf dat je daar geweest bent.
21 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to Marja Savonije club
Was heel bijzonder zo'n afgelegen plek te bezoeken.
21 months ago. Edited 21 months ago.
J.Garcia club
What a fabulous series of this culture that remains enigmatic

Thank you very much for sharing, Jaap!
21 months ago. Edited 21 months ago.
RHH club
Great photo of a place I've read about and wanted to visit.
21 months ago.
 Kama 56
Kama 56
splendides vues
21 months ago.
Ruesterstaude club
Schön und interessant, Jaap!
21 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
They look amazing Jaap. Thank you for the interesting series and information.
21 months ago.
 Yves Saulnier
Yves Saulnier club
Un endroit que j' aimerai voir un jour.
21 months ago.
Dinesh club
Interesting, beautiful images.

This is what Jared Diamond writes

As Jared Diamond tells it in his best-selling book, Collapse, Easter Island is the "clearest example of a society that destroyed itself by overexploiting its own resources." Once tree clearing started, it didn't stop until the whole forest was gone.
21 months ago.
Nouchetdu38 club
A series of exciting photos!******
21 months ago.
 Helmer Lortz
Helmer Lortz club
Wow! Was für eine Skulptur! Ein interessanter Blickwinkel, der Boden war ja trocken…
21 months ago.
Proxar club
strong shots!
21 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Fantastic, Jaap ! Impressive pictures !
21 months ago.
Kawasirius club
Des captures formidable de ces statues Moai gigantesque. Un mystère sur le transport et l'élévation de ces géants. Ces civilisations pourraient nous en apprendre !!!
Bonne semaine, Jaap !
21 months ago.
Helmer Lortz club
has replied to Kawasirius club
Wir sollten uns aber beeilen Kawasirius, sonst ist es zu spät zum Lernen.
Grüße, Helmer
21 months ago.
cammino club
Incredible statue!
21 months ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Photos très intéressantes. Nicole.
21 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Good work..
Have a nice evening my friend ;-)
21 months ago.
Christa1004 club
What an amazing journey it must have been. It stands on my bucket list, but I think this is one of the points which I won't reach: too far, too expensive... Thanks for sharing all these views.
21 months ago.
ROL/Photo club
WAOUhhh exceptional this biGGG photo
I love +++Jaap
nice Week
21 months ago.
 David Michael
David Michael club
Great photography and fascinating series showing the quarrying and sculpting. outstanding!
21 months ago.
 Josiane Dirickx
Josiane Dirickx club
Superbe partage ! *****************
21 months ago.
 Hélène Lombard
Hélène Lombard club
Une photo très intéressante par son image et son texte.. J'ai appris beaucoup de choses !!!Merci .Bonne semaine.
21 months ago.
Valfal club
What a beautiful series of a most interesting place, Jaap! I love the whole series; thank you for sharing your trip with us!
21 months ago.
 Alda - not often here
Alda - not often her…
always very impressive!
21 months ago.
 Andrew Marshall
Andrew Marshall
A very interesting subject and a great composition.
21 months ago.
 Janet Brien
Janet Brien club
Wow , wow, wow!! Talk about mind-blowing!! Easter Island...that must have been an incredible experience to visit that place. Your pictures take us on your trip with you. Loved what you had to say about the origin and history. So fascinating. Thank you for this outstanding presentation, Jaap!!
21 months ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Top capture. Lots of mystery still about these people and their culture.
21 months ago.
 José Manuel Polo
José Manuel Polo club
Didácticas imágenes, sobre uno de los misterios de las civilizaciones. Cómo pudieron esculpir tamañas y tantas imágenes en aquellos tiempos primitivos. Esto, el Machu Pichu, las Pirámides, los guerreros de Terracota, etc.
21 months ago.
 Sylvie Coeffic
Sylvie Coeffic club
***************** :-)
21 months ago.
Berny club
excellent perspective and great PiP's!
21 months ago.
impressionnant .
21 months ago.
tiabunna club
A great series, Jaap, from a place I'd love to visit. Now green with envy. :-)
21 months ago.
 Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann club
mysterious and enticing...
21 months ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
superb rich series !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
21 months ago.
 Falk Preusche
Falk Preusche club
Mystical witnesses from times long past. Fantastic PiP-series.
21 months ago.
 Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley club
A superb and imposing shot Jaap.
21 months ago.
menonfire club
Voller Mystik diese Skulpturen dort, Klasse Jaap
21 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
A superb series of images and excellent information Jaap
21 months ago.
 Raven Lunatic
Raven Lunatic club
A fantastic series! You see some amazing parts of the world. I really love those statues!
21 months ago.
sasithorn_s club
An impressive series of spectacular images, Jaap!
21 months ago.
 Simone Maurel
Simone Maurel club
impressionnante et majestueuse************************
21 months ago.
Guydel club
Eternelle question: comment les levaient ils ? Et comment les transportaient ils ? Amitiés Jaap !
21 months ago.
Chris10 club
Wat imposant zeg! Heel mooi...

Groet, Christien.
21 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to Chris10 club
Je moet een 'stukje' reizen, maar dan krijg je ook wel wat !!
21 months ago.
 Soeradjoen (very limited time)
Soeradjoen (very lim… club
Geweldig beeld, Jaap.
21 months ago.
Ecobird club
An amazing series of images and great notes Jaap. I particularly like the second PiP.
21 months ago.
RHH club
21 months ago.
RHH club
Thanks, Jaap, for all the visits.
21 months ago.
RHH club
Have a good day.
21 months ago.
Danielle club
Très impressionnant !
21 months ago.
 Annalia S.
Annalia S. club
a wonderful series, Jaap!
21 months ago.
Esther club
Amazing. I would love to visit Easter Island.
21 months ago.
polytropos club
Isn't it a bit too early for Easter? ;-)
Great shot!
21 months ago.
 Erika Akire
Erika Akire club
...very impressive Jaap...
21 months ago.
trester88 club
Sehr beeindruckend, Jaap! Auch noch ein Traumziel von mir.
21 months ago.
 Anton Cruz Carro
Anton Cruz Carro club
Enigmatic colossi and very interesting explanation. I envy your traveling life Jaap. Have a nice weekend.
21 months ago.
 Colin Ashcroft
Colin Ashcroft club
Thank you for posting these wonderful images
21 months ago.
 Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew club
Wo warst Du eigentlich noch nicht, Jaap??? :)
Großartig...darum beneide ich Dich wirklich!
Die PiPs dazu sind einmalig gut und ich freue mich sehr,
mir durch diese Fotos ein Bild machen zu können!
21 months ago.
 Roger Bennion
Roger Bennion club
Love how the subject stands out against the beautiful sky. A well framed photo, Jaap.
21 months ago.
 Marije Aguillo
Marije Aguillo club
Fantástica toma.
21 months ago.
 Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd club
Wonderful series from this amazing island Jaap.
21 months ago.
 Horizon 36
Horizon 36 club
Fantastic capture, well done Jaap
20 months ago.
 Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann club
A beautiful series. I like most the outstanding impressive title-shot!

Have a pleasant new week, Jaap! --- Übersetzt von DeepL. --- Eine schöne Serie. Am besten gefällt mir der hervorragende, beeindruckende Titel-Shot!
Ich wünsche Dir eine angenehme neue Woche, Jaap!
20 months ago. Edited 20 months ago.
 Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm club
Great shots - and a place full of history.
20 months ago.
 Misou 49
Misou 49 club
impressionnante sculpture !
20 months ago.
 Gabi Lombardo
Gabi Lombardo club
a terrific capture! it must been wonderful to visit this island!!
20 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to Gabi Lombardo club
Oh yes, it was a unique experience !!
20 months ago.
 natur' ELLE
natur' ELLE club
des photos exceptionnelles et géantes ! ********
20 months ago.
 Eric Desjours
Eric Desjours club
Great point of view, Jaap. A very interesting visit of this unique site.
20 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
For sure it was.
20 months ago.
 Anke Brehm
Anke Brehm
Perfekt in Szene gesetzt.
20 months ago.
Dinesh club
Very interesting, Jared Diamond has written about these islands in his classic Book "Collapse"
20 months ago.
 Denis Croissant
Denis Croissant club
What an amazing and unique series Jaap, surely one of the best on Ipernity.
20 months ago.
 Simon Downham
Simon Downham
A fantastic iconic shot!
20 months ago.
 John FitzGerald
John FitzGerald club
A much photographed subject, but your point of view makes it new again.
20 months ago.

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