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The Whole Picture: Galapagos Hawk

The Whole Picture: Galapagos Hawk

| November 3, 2013 | 1 Comment

The high-flying Galapagos hawk enjoys its position at the top of the food chain on the islands. It is the only original predator on the archipelago, and an intimidating one with its piercing scream.

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The Whole Picture: Windows of Koricancha

The Whole Picture: Windows of Koricancha

| October 27, 2013 | 2 Comments

To build these windows, the Incas used blocks of stone that were cut so accurately that mortar was not needed and between which it is impossible to pass a knife blade.

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The Whole Picture: El Castillo at Chichen Itza

The Whole Picture: El Castillo at Chichen Itza

| January 4, 2012 | 6 Comments

El Castillo is a step-pyramid that dominates the centre of the Yucatan’s Chichen Itza site. Built by the pre-Columbian Maya sometime between the ninth and twelfth centuries, El Castillo served as a temple to the god Kukulkan, a Mayan deity that resembled a feathered serpent.

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The Whole Picture: Top of Bartolome

The Whole Picture: Top of Bartolome

| December 19, 2011 | 3 Comments

With a total land area of just 1.2 sq km, the tiny islet of Isla Bartolome offers some of the most beautiful and strangest landscapes in the Archipelago.

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The Whole Picture: Espanola’s Cliffs

The Whole Picture: Espanola’s Cliffs

| December 11, 2011 | 1 Comment

Just 61 sq km in size, Espanola offers great wildlife—sea lions, sea birds and the largest marine iguanas of Galapagos.

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The Whole Picture: Chile’s Cueca

The Whole Picture: Chile’s Cueca

| August 14, 2011 | 2 Comments

The Cueca, a unique dance form native to Chile, is credited as being the country’s national dance.

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The Whole Picture: Machu Picchu Tilt Shift

The Whole Picture: Machu Picchu Tilt Shift

| August 1, 2011 | 5 Comments

This week’s photo incorporates tilt shifting. Tilt-shift style miniature photos are simply photos of real life scenes that are made to look like miniature scale models. This is done using either a special camera lens or with software, instead of a special lens.

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The Whole Picture: Newfoundland Root Cellar

The Whole Picture: Newfoundland Root Cellar

| July 4, 2011 | 3 Comments

Important to many in rural Newfoundland, the root cellars kept vegetables cool, yet frost-free and edible during the long winter months.

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The Whole Picture: Caretaker’s Hut at Machu Picchu

The Whole Picture: Caretaker’s Hut at Machu Picchu

| June 22, 2011 | 3 Comments

On the funerary plain, overlooking Machu Picchu, stands the Caretaker’s Hut. The hut is one of the few structures in Machu Picchu that has a thatched roof. Open on one side—with three windows looking out to the Urubamba valley below—this is one of the best places in Machu Picchu to get the classic photo of the Lost City of the Incas—and Huayna Picchu looming above!

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The Whole Picture: The Eaves of Wat Phra Kaew

The Whole Picture: The Eaves of Wat Phra Kaew

| May 23, 2011 | 2 Comments

This weeks’ ‘Whole Picture’ is doing double duty, serving also as our entry for ‘Travel Photography Roulette’.

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The Whole Picture: Garudas of the Grand Palace

The Whole Picture: Garudas of the Grand Palace

| May 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Garuda is a national symbol of Thailand. In Thai mythology, the creature is known as the king of birds. With characteristics very much like an eagle, this ancient and enduring symbol embodies the Thai monarchy.

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The Whole Picture: Providencia’s Obelisk

The Whole Picture: Providencia’s Obelisk

| May 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

The obelisk and statue located in Santiago’s Providencia neighbourhood honour Chilean President José Manuel Balmaceda Fernandez.

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The Whole Picture: Cántaros Pond in Argentina

The Whole Picture: Cántaros Pond in Argentina

| March 22, 2011 | 3 Comments

In order to reach Cántaros Pond at Puerto Blest, catch a catamaran on the Llao Llao Peninsula, which sets sail for the long and narrow Blest Arm

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The Whole Picture: Marine Iguana at Española

The Whole Picture: Marine Iguana at Española

| January 19, 2011 | 4 Comments

Marine Iguanas from Española are the only subspecies that change colour during breeding season.

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The Whole Picture: Gyeongbokgung Palace Sundial

The Whole Picture: Gyeongbokgung Palace Sundial

| November 22, 2010 | 4 Comments

This type of hemispheric sundial was dubbed ‘Angbuilgu’, which literally means an “upward looking kettle that catches the shadow of the sun”.

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The Whole Picture: The Tambopata River

The Whole Picture: The Tambopata River

| November 16, 2010 | 4 Comments

These are some of the most pristine primary rain forests in the world, which include several oxbow lakes and clay licks, where hundreds of birds including macaws feed on clay.

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The Whole Picture: San Pedro Market

The Whole Picture: San Pedro Market

| November 2, 2010 | 4 Comments

If you’re headed to Cusco, be sure to take a day or an afternoon to explore the city on foot. Of particular note is the San Pedro Market—a covered open-air market encompassing three city blocks. Located West of the Plaza de Armas near the San Pedro Train Station, Cusco’s central market is a vibrant spot […]

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The Whole Picture: Woman Weaving

The Whole Picture: Woman Weaving

| October 15, 2010 | 3 Comments

High in the Andes of Peru, life is changing for the Quechuan women in the small villages outside of Cuzco. Women weavers are learning skills to make themselves self-sufficient and changing the tapestry of family economics.

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The Whole Picture: Machu Picchu

The Whole Picture: Machu Picchu

| October 10, 2010 | 7 Comments

Machu Picchu, from the Quechua meaning ‘Old Mountain’, is a pre-Columbian Inca site located 2,430 metres above sea level. It is situated above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, which is 80 km northwest of Cuzco and through which the Urubamba River flows.

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The Whole Picture: Hanging Monastery

The Whole Picture: Hanging Monastery

| September 18, 2010 | 5 Comments

The Xuankong Si Hanging Monastery stands at the foot of Mt Hengshan, 65km from Datong in Mainland China. As it hangs on the west cliff of Jinxia Gorge more than 50m above the ground, it’s been dubbed the Hanging Monastery.

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