Collection The enigmatic statues of
Easter Island have become the icons of the mysterious. This section
has the classic images of the Moai on the Rano Raraku slopes as well
as re-erected statues complete with decorative head gear and images
of Moai toppled in the Easter Island Wars.
Although Easter is a small island, it has a fascinating
landscape of soaring cliffs, volcanic craters, and sea caves. Explore
the landscape and the ancient dwellings in this collection.
PetroglyphsThe Easter Islanders not only
carved the famous Moai, but also thousands of intricate petroglyphs
in the rocks and sea caves.
It is one of the most isolated islands in the world but 1200 years
ago a double-hulled canoe filled with seafarers from a distant culture
landed upon its shores. Over the centuries that followed a remarkable
society developed in isolation on the island. For reasons still
unknown they began carving giant statues out of volcanic rock. These
monuments, known, as "moai" are some of the most incredible
ancient relics ever discovered. The people of Easter Island called
themselves the Rapa Nui. Where did they come from and why did they
Science has learned much about the enigma of Easter Island and
has put to rest some of the more bizarre theories, but questions
and controversies remain.This collection of stock photos features
many shot using a 4 x 5 view camera producing incredible detail
even in the large sizes.