Island - Easter Island, South Pacific

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Visited: Early Dec

The ultimate in island remoteness, Easter Island is a highly rewarding place to visit. As well as the fabulous and haunting Moai, there are wonderful vistas of a perfect blue horizon beyond the green hillsides.
Easter Island - South Pacific
Moai at Ahu Vai Uri, with Hanga Roa (L), Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 4-Dec-03, SA522

Single restored moai with top-knot at Ahu Ko Te Riku, Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, nr Hango Roa, Easter Island, Chile, 4-Dec-03, SA523

Rano Kau crater from Mirador Rano Kau, Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 4-Dec-03, SA526

Mauringa Pu A Katiki (400m) (L) from road leading up to Rano Kau, Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 4-Dec-03, SA525

Ahu Ko Te Riku (with top-knot) at sunset, Hanga Roa, Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 4-Dec-03, SA538

Road leading to east opposite Ahu Ura Uranga Te Mahina, Hanga Roa - Ahu Vinapu - Ahu Vaihu - Rano Raraku Section, Easter Island Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 5-Dec-03, SA546

Fallen moai at Ahu Vaihu with scattered red top-knots, Caleta Vaihu (Vaihu Cove) , Hanga Roa - Ahu Vinapu - Ahu Vaihu - Rano Raraku Section, Easter Island Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 5-Dec-03, SA545

Moai outside crater (evening), Rano Raraku (S), Hanga Roa - Ahu Vinapu - Ahu Vaihu - Rano Raraku Section, Easter Island Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 5-Dec-03, SA560

Silhouetted moai outside crater, Rano Raraku (S), Hanga Roa - Ahu Vinapu - Ahu Vaihu - Rano Raraku Section, Easter Island Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 5-Dec-03, SA563

Moai inside crater and Crater Lake, Rano Raraku (S), Rano Raraku - Ahu Tongariki - Ahu Te Pito Kura - Anakena Section, Easter Island Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 6-Dec-03, SA577

Moai outside crater, Rano Raraku (S), Rano Raraku - Ahu Tongariki - Ahu Te Pito Kura - Anakena Section, Easter Island Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 6-Dec-03, SA569

Ahu Tongariki (R) and Motu Marotiri (MR), Rano Raraku (S), Rano Raraku - Ahu Tongariki - Ahu Te Pito Kura - Anakena Section, Easter Island Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 6-Dec-03, SA581

Moai outside crater, Rano Raraku (S), Rano Raraku - Ahu Tongariki - Ahu Te Pito Kura - Anakena Section, Easter Island Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 6-Dec-03, SA589

Silhouetted moai outside crater, Rano Raraku (S), Rano Raraku - Ahu Tongariki - Ahu Te Pito Kura - Anakena Section, Easter Island Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 6-Dec-03, SA592

Ahu Tongariki, Rano Raraku - Ahu Tongariki - Ahu Te Pito Kura - Anakena Section, Easter Island Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 6-Dec-03, SA598

North coast of island leading towards west from nr Ahu Taharoa, Rano Raraku - Ahu Tongariki - Ahu Te Pito Kura - Anakena Section, Easter Island Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 6-Dec-03, SA603

Te Pito Kura (Navel of the Earth / Light), or Te Pito Te Henua, at Ahu Te Pito Kura, Rano Raraku - Ahu Tongariki - Ahu Te Pito Kura - Anakena Section, Easter Island Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 6-Dec-03, SA604

Moai at Ahu Nau Nau, Anakena (S), Rano Raraku - Ahu Tongariki - Ahu Te Pito Kura - Anakena Section, Easter Island Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 6-Dec-03, SA606

Beach and bay, Anakena (S), Rano Raraku - Ahu Tongariki - Ahu Te Pito Kura - Anakena Section, Easter Island Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 6-Dec-03, SA609

Silhouetted moai at Ahu Nau Nau, Anakena (S), Anakena - Ahu Tepeu - Ana Te Pahu - Ahu Akivi - Hanga Roa Section, Easter Island Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 7-Dec-03, SA613

Moai at Ahu Akivi, Anakena - Ahu Tepeu - Ana Te Pahu - Ahu Akivi - Hanga Roa Section, Easter Island Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 7-Dec-03, SA620

Ahu Ko Te Riku (with top-knot) at sunset, Hanga Roa, Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 4-Dec-03, SA539