Words by Eryka Bagwell
Adam Maruyama recently took a trip to visit Peru, to see the sights and learn more about the mystery that is Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu, an Incan citadel in the Andes Mountains in Peru (above the Urubamba River valley) was built in the 15th century then was later abandoned. It’s most well known for its dry-stone walls which fuse large blocks forming structure without the use of mortar. The site boasts beautiful and seemingly endless panoramic views and is visited by a whopping 1.5 million visitors annually. Below are a few of Adam's captures from his visit to Lake Humantay (borders the Salkantay Pass) where the Incan people pay reverence to the earth and ask for permission to enter the historical and treasured site.
A few days later Adam visited the Paracas desert in Peru. The Paracas showcases Peru's biodiversity with its juxtaposition of beaches and desert terrain running right up against each other.