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Found #myway up towards the #singergeoglyphs 
Did you know there are #geoglyphs in #socal ?? #meneither 
Some #intaglios too 
Near #blythe #california 
Turns out, California is #notthebest at preservin' her #culturalheritage 
Which is a #massiveshame 
#somuchwisdomhere  #somuchknowledge 
Found out, the geoglyphs are along a #precolumbianindiantrail #traderoute #ahistoryiwishiknewmoreabout #ahistoryithinkwecanalllearnfrom
#ahistoryweshouldstartrediscoverin
Saw this drawn on the beach today at Coney Island. Rick and Morty geoglyphs are the Nazca Lines of our generation. 
#coneyisland #rickandmorty #geoglyphs #nazcalines #brightonbeach
『冬季オリンピックに釘付け‼️』
平昌オリンピック日本人選手、連日頑張ってるよね💪
オリンピックと冬のイメージで😄
#冬季オリンピック 
#オリンピックマーク 
#たはら暮らし 
#東三河870 
#庭#garden 
#地上絵#geoglyphs 
#庭絵
Geoglifos, Cerro Sagrado 
#arica #chile #tinotravel🐶 #travel #geoglyphs
ATMOSPHERE LOVES | The ancient Nasca lines of Peru - 800 straight lines, 300 geometric figures and 70 animal and plant designs. Discovered in the 1930s after the invention of flight, these ‘geoglyphs’ are believed to be creations of the Nasca people of  A.D. 1-700, and understood as having been made by removing rocks and earth to create a negative image. Images: 1) Bates Littlehales 2) Paul Williams 3) Unknown 4) @natgeo 5) unknown 6) @natgeo.

#AtmosphereLoves #LinearEquations #NascaLines #Peru #Line #Geometric #Animal #Plant #Geoglyphs
ATMOSPHERE LOVES | The ancient Nasca lines of Peru - 800 straight lines, 300 geometric figures and 70 animal and plant designs. Discovered in the 1930s after the invention of flight, these ‘geoglyphs’ are believed to be creations of the Nasca people of  A.D. 1-700, and understood as having been made by removing rocks and earth to create a negative image. Images: 1) Bates Littlehales 2) Paul Williams 3) Unknown 4) @natgeo 5) unknown 6) @natgeo. #AtmosphereLoves  #LinearEquations  #NascaLines  #Peru  #Line  #Geometric  #Animal  #Plant  #Geoglyphs 
『ある物は使っちゃえ❗️』😁
庭にある電柱の支線を使ってハートを射抜きました。
#ハートマーク #heartmark 
#バレンタイン
#たはら暮らし 
#東三河870 
#庭#garden 
#地上絵#geoglyphs 
#庭絵
Y me hizo volar!!!🛸
#peru #nazcalines #ancient #geoglyphs
-•The Biggest Kokopelli•-
Today we traveled from the Mojave Desert to the Sonoran, and we took a moment to seek out one of the great mysteries of the Colorado desert: the Blythe Intaglios. The Blythe intaglios are geoglyphs, ancient drawings scraped into the soil in the same manner as the Nazca Lines of Peru. I’ve heard there’s something like 300 of these along the Colorado river between Nevada and the Sea of Cortez. Considering how big they are, they’re kind of hard to find. As far as I know, there are no books about them, and aside from 5 or 6 popular ones, it’s really difficult to find out about them. We visited a site today that had at least two, but the larger and more visible one is shown here: Kokopelli! The first picture is his foot. The second shows his eye, with an azurite piece conspicuously placed on it. The last two photos are screenshots from google maps.  If you know where I can find out more about these geoglyphs, please let me know! I have a long term goal of doing a serious photo series about them before they’re all ruined by off-roaders. 🌵
#geoglyphs #geoglyph #blytheintaglios #kokopelli #rockart #desertlove #nazcalines #mojavedesert #coloradodesert #bousefisherman #ancientart #sonorandesert #ancientcalifornia #glyph
-•The Biggest Kokopelli•- Today we traveled from the Mojave Desert to the Sonoran, and we took a moment to seek out one of the great mysteries of the Colorado desert: the Blythe Intaglios. The Blythe intaglios are geoglyphs, ancient drawings scraped into the soil in the same manner as the Nazca Lines of Peru. I’ve heard there’s something like 300 of these along the Colorado river between Nevada and the Sea of Cortez. Considering how big they are, they’re kind of hard to find. As far as I know, there are no books about them, and aside from 5 or 6 popular ones, it’s really difficult to find out about them. We visited a site today that had at least two, but the larger and more visible one is shown here: Kokopelli! The first picture is his foot. The second shows his eye, with an azurite piece conspicuously placed on it. The last two photos are screenshots from google maps. If you know where I can find out more about these geoglyphs, please let me know! I have a long term goal of doing a serious photo series about them before they’re all ruined by off-roaders. 🌵 #geoglyphs  #geoglyph  #blytheintaglios  #kokopelli  #rockart  #desertlove  #nazcalines  #mojavedesert  #coloradodesert  #bousefisherman  #ancientart  #sonorandesert  #ancientcalifornia  #glyph 
This week a trucker drove across Peru’s 2,000-Year-Old Nazca Lines, damaging the world's best known example of geoglyphs https://buff.ly/2GFXHNh⠀
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#culturalpreservation #unesco #geoglyphs #archaeology #history #geography #worldheritage #heritage #nazcalines #peru #activism #culture
#Nazca – Lines & Geoglyphs #Peru #geoglyphs #line #Líneas de Nazca #Géoglyphes de Nazca #Геоглифы Наски #ナスカの地上絵 #納斯卡線條 #unideo
Walking with silence #salardepintados #geoglyphs @swamaroo @cathcush @tropicalisotopes
Geoglyphs of Nasca:
We saw Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca.
I could see well. The details will be shown later.
I was taking a video there.
It's about 30 minutes on the way to destination, also seeing Lines and Geoglyphs was for 30 minutes, and going back was the same.
Half members were exhausted by crazy flight.
It's like riding a thrilling attraction machine.
But I enjoyed the flight.
#Lines#Geoglyphs#Nasca#Palpa
#LinesAndGeoglyphsOfNascaAndPalpa
#GeoglyphsOfNazca #LineasOfNazca
#Cessna #Thrilling #Exhausted #Peru
#セスナ#で#みんな#グッタリ
#個人的には#絶叫系#を#楽しんだ#気分
Geoglyphs of Nasca: We saw Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca. I could see well. The details will be shown later. I was taking a video there. It's about 30 minutes on the way to destination, also seeing Lines and Geoglyphs was for 30 minutes, and going back was the same. Half members were exhausted by crazy flight. It's like riding a thrilling attraction machine. But I enjoyed the flight. #Lines #Geoglyphs #Nasca #Palpa  #LinesAndGeoglyphsOfNascaAndPalpa  #GeoglyphsOfNazca  #LineasOfNazca  #Cessna  #Thrilling  #Exhausted  #Peru  #セスナ #で #みんな #グッタリ  #個人的には #絶叫系 #を #楽しんだ #気分 
『道端の花にスポットライト』‼️
明日は立春。少しずつ春が来てます。😄
#タンポポ#dandelion 
#道端の花 
#たはら暮らし 
#東三河870 
#庭#garden 
#地上絵#geoglyphs 
#庭絵
Next stop was a long day trip from Lima to Paracas to fly over the Nazca Lines.....a series of large ancient geoglyphs in the Nazca Desert. 
It’s believed that the Nazca Lines were created by the Nazca culture between 500 BC and 500 AD.....pretty amazing! 
Our tip: take a serious amount of travelcalm as weaving in and around around the lines in a small plane is for strong stomachs!! 🤢
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#latergram #nazcalines #geoglyphs #lima #paracas #luxurybus #desert #aerodiana #nazca #nazcadesert #instatravel #igphoto
Next stop was a long day trip from Lima to Paracas to fly over the Nazca Lines.....a series of large ancient geoglyphs in the Nazca Desert. It’s believed that the Nazca Lines were created by the Nazca culture between 500 BC and 500 AD.....pretty amazing! Our tip: take a serious amount of travelcalm as weaving in and around around the lines in a small plane is for strong stomachs!! 🤢 . . #latergram  #nazcalines  #geoglyphs  #lima  #paracas  #luxurybus  #desert  #aerodiana  #nazca  #nazcadesert  #instatravel  #igphoto 
The construction of 'Slice' (2003) in Arava Desert, Israel. Rogers' took inspiration from the geological history of the area - it is an ancient sea bed - by creating a huge cross-section of a nautilus shell.
The construction of 'Slice' (2003) in Arava Desert, Israel. Rogers' took inspiration from the geological history of the area - it is an ancient sea bed - by creating a huge cross-section of a nautilus shell.
Idiot truck driver destroys UN World Heritage site.
A 40-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly ignored warning signs to keep out. He was later released after Peru’s attorney general's office said there was not enough evidence to prove he had acted with intent.
One of “archeology’s greatest enigmas," Nasca's lines and geoglyphs represent animals, plant life and other figures.
#NascaLines #Peru #geoglyphs
Idiot truck driver destroys UN World Heritage site. A 40-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly ignored warning signs to keep out. He was later released after Peru’s attorney general's office said there was not enough evidence to prove he had acted with intent. One of “archeology’s greatest enigmas," Nasca's lines and geoglyphs represent animals, plant life and other figures. #NascaLines  #Peru  #geoglyphs 
Truck damages Peru's ancient Nazca lines

https://phys.org/news/2018-01-truck-peru-ancient-nazca-lines.html

Peru's #ancient #Nazca lines were damaged when a driver accidentally plowed his cargo truck into the fragile archaeological site in the desert, officials said Tuesday.

The lines, considered a UNESCO World Heritage site, are enormous drawings of animals and plants etched in the ground some 2,000 years ago by a pre-#Inca civilization. They are best seen from the sky.

The driver ignored warning signs as he entered the Nazca archaeological zone on January 27, the Ministry of Culture said in a statement.

The truck "left deep prints in an area approximately 100 meters long," damaging "parts of three straight lined #geoglyphs," the statement read.

Security guards detained the driver and filed charges against him at the local police station, the statement added.

Entering the area is strictly prohibited due to the fragility of the soil around the lines, and access is only allowed wearing special foam-covered foot gear, according to #Peruvian authorities.

The lines criss-cross the Peruvian #desert over more than 500 square kilometers (200 square miles). Created between 500 BC and AD 500 by the Nazca people, they have long intrigued archaeologists with the mystery of their size and their meticulously drawn figures.

Some of the drawings depict living creatures, others stylized plants or fantastical beings, others geometric figures that stretch for kilometers (miles). This is not the first time the #Nazcalines have been damaged in recent years.

In September 2015 a man was detained after he entered the site and wrote his name on one of the geoglyphs.

In December 2014, #Greenpeace activists set up large letters beside one of the designs, known as the #Hummingbird, that read: "Time for change! The future is renewable." The protest drew a furious reaction from #Peru, which at the time was hosting UN talks aimed at curbing global warming.

#archaeology #arqueologia #historia #history
Truck damages Peru's ancient Nazca lines https://phys.org/news/2018-01-truck-peru-ancient-nazca-lines.html Peru's #ancient  #Nazca  lines were damaged when a driver accidentally plowed his cargo truck into the fragile archaeological site in the desert, officials said Tuesday. The lines, considered a UNESCO World Heritage site, are enormous drawings of animals and plants etched in the ground some 2,000 years ago by a pre-#Inca  civilization. They are best seen from the sky. The driver ignored warning signs as he entered the Nazca archaeological zone on January 27, the Ministry of Culture said in a statement. The truck "left deep prints in an area approximately 100 meters long," damaging "parts of three straight lined #geoglyphs ," the statement read. Security guards detained the driver and filed charges against him at the local police station, the statement added. Entering the area is strictly prohibited due to the fragility of the soil around the lines, and access is only allowed wearing special foam-covered foot gear, according to #Peruvian  authorities. The lines criss-cross the Peruvian #desert  over more than 500 square kilometers (200 square miles). Created between 500 BC and AD 500 by the Nazca people, they have long intrigued archaeologists with the mystery of their size and their meticulously drawn figures. Some of the drawings depict living creatures, others stylized plants or fantastical beings, others geometric figures that stretch for kilometers (miles). This is not the first time the #Nazcalines  have been damaged in recent years. In September 2015 a man was detained after he entered the site and wrote his name on one of the geoglyphs. In December 2014, #Greenpeace  activists set up large letters beside one of the designs, known as the #Hummingbird , that read: "Time for change! The future is renewable." The protest drew a furious reaction from #Peru , which at the time was hosting UN talks aimed at curbing global warming. #archaeology  #arqueologia  #historia  #history 
A shot from the magnificent Nazca lines - huge 2,500 year old geoglyphs carved into the Peruvian high-desert plains! These glyphs are one of the world's most enduring mysteries - the question of why, and how, an ancient civilization would carve these images across 37 miles of arid desert plain - images that can only truly be seen from the air - is something that I've spent many hours of Peruvian desert-drives pondering!
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#nazca #nazcalines #peru #perú #perugram #landcruiser #overlanding #overlanders #ontheroad #lifeontheroad #lifestyle #keepitwild #roadtrip #southamerica #discoversouthamerica #exploremore #neverstopexploring #gringoslocos #ancient#cruiserlife #toyotalife #geoglyphs #70series #exploringglobe #travelstoke #wanderlust #awakeningoflife #theoutbound #ventureout #wildernessculture
A shot from the magnificent Nazca lines - huge 2,500 year old geoglyphs carved into the Peruvian high-desert plains! These glyphs are one of the world's most enduring mysteries - the question of why, and how, an ancient civilization would carve these images across 37 miles of arid desert plain - images that can only truly be seen from the air - is something that I've spent many hours of Peruvian desert-drives pondering! . . . . #nazca  #nazcalines  #peru  #perú  #perugram  #landcruiser  #overlanding  #overlanders  #ontheroad  #lifeontheroad  #lifestyle  #keepitwild  #roadtrip  #southamerica  #discoversouthamerica  #exploremore  #neverstopexploring  #gringoslocos  #ancient #cruiserlife  #toyotalife  #geoglyphs  #70series  #exploringglobe  #travelstoke  #wanderlust  #awakeningoflife  #theoutbound  #ventureout  #wildernessculture 
The enigmatic Nazca lines of Peru
The enigmatic Nazca lines of Peru
今週はこんな感じ‼️
『こんな庭もいいんじゃない?』😄
#模様#pattern 
#庭 #garden 
#たはら暮らし 
#東三河870 
#地上絵#geoglyphs 
#庭絵
PANAMERICANA ROAD crossing THE NAZCA GEOGLYPHS - THE LIZARD - THE TREE - THE HANDS at NAZCA DESERT- PERU
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#nazca #geoglyphs #geoglifos #panamericana #flight #avioneta #movilair #thelizard #thetree #thehands #archeology #peru #trip #tripin #travel #mobilephotography #plane #travelphotography #ontheroad #signs #lineasdenazca #nazcalines #culture #ambbonacia #top #aerealphotography #lines 🇵🇪 #beauty #nazcadesert
今週はこんな感じで❗️
『目の錯覚』😱
雲の上から支柱が飛び出したイメージ❗️
#目の錯覚
#opticalillusion 
#庭#garden 
#たはら暮らし 
#東三河870 
#地上絵#geoglyphs 
#庭絵
The hand.
🤚🏼
How did they make these drawings with such precision and why? It's a mystery. 
#latergram #roadtrip #southamerica #latinamerica #peru #perú #nazca #nazcalines #geoglyphs #geoglyph #mystery #amazing #discovery #travel #traveltolearn #learning #travelgram #cool #lines #history
Just the cruiser, the open road, and some colossal 2,500 year old geoglyphs carved into the plains! The Nazca lines have captured my imagination since I was a kid. The unanswerable question of how and why any civilization would construct such huge images on high desert plains, images they would never be able to truly see without air travel, is a question that fires all sorts of dormant parts of the conspiritorial imagination. Aliens?! 😉
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#nazca #nazcalines #peru #perú #perugram #landcruiser #overlanding #overlanders #ontheroad #lifeontheroad #cruiserlife #toyotalife #geoglyphs #70series #exploringglobe #travelstoke #wanderlust #awakeningoflife #theoutbound #ventureout #wildernessculture #lifestyle #keepitwild #roadtrip #southamerica #discoversouthamerica #exploremore #neverstopexploring #gringoslocos #ancient
Just the cruiser, the open road, and some colossal 2,500 year old geoglyphs carved into the plains! The Nazca lines have captured my imagination since I was a kid. The unanswerable question of how and why any civilization would construct such huge images on high desert plains, images they would never be able to truly see without air travel, is a question that fires all sorts of dormant parts of the conspiritorial imagination. Aliens?! 😉 . . . . #nazca  #nazcalines  #peru  #perú  #perugram  #landcruiser  #overlanding  #overlanders  #ontheroad  #lifeontheroad  #cruiserlife  #toyotalife  #geoglyphs  #70series  #exploringglobe  #travelstoke  #wanderlust  #awakeningoflife  #theoutbound  #ventureout  #wildernessculture  #lifestyle  #keepitwild  #roadtrip  #southamerica  #discoversouthamerica  #exploremore  #neverstopexploring  #gringoslocos  #ancient 
The Nazca Astronaut, Ica, Peru 🇵🇪 “This is one of the mysterious, gigantic figures drawn on the pampas of San José, dating from the first to the sixth centuries AD. The animal figures, parallel or intersecting lines, and geometric shapes of the Nazca geoglyphs are formed by the contrast between the land surface containing iron oxide and the yellowish, sandy subsoil. Together, these drawings make up a calendar that allows the observation of the solstices, but the meaning of the figures themselves remains a mystery.”
#Nazca #astronaut #ica #peru #nazcalines #geoglyphs #ancient #calendar #mystery #spacey #observer #glitch #remix #glitchart #earthart #environmentalart #digitalart #earthfromabove #🇵🇪 #🌎
The Nazca Astronaut, Ica, Peru 🇵🇪 “This is one of the mysterious, gigantic figures drawn on the pampas of San José, dating from the first to the sixth centuries AD. The animal figures, parallel or intersecting lines, and geometric shapes of the Nazca geoglyphs are formed by the contrast between the land surface containing iron oxide and the yellowish, sandy subsoil. Together, these drawings make up a calendar that allows the observation of the solstices, but the meaning of the figures themselves remains a mystery.” #Nazca  #astronaut  #ica  #peru  #nazcalines  #geoglyphs  #ancient  #calendar  #mystery  #spacey  #observer  #glitch  #remix  #glitchart  #earthart  #environmentalart  #digitalart  #earthfromabove  #🇵🇪 #🌎
We were too cheap for the flights, but we still managed to see a couple of the Nazca lines and geoglyphs!

#thehands and #thetree

#nazcalines #nazca #perú #southamerica #travel #travelgram #wanderlust #geoglyphs
『魚群トルネード』🐟
庭に魚の群れが‼️😁
#魚群#schooloffish 
#魚群トルネード
#魚#fish
#庭#garden 
#たはら暮らし 
#東三河870 
#地上絵#geoglyphs 
#庭絵
The amazing mystery of the geoglyphs of Nazca... a truly special experience to have seen them from so close🤘🏼
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#nazcalines #travel #mystery #desert #loveit #viewfromthetop #geoglyphs
Some illegal drone shots so you can get a scale of the size of these #Geoglyphs #nazca
Some illegal drone shots so you can get a scale of the size of these #Geoglyphs  #nazca 
After three nights in Iquique we’re ready for our next adventure, which takes place in San Pedro de Atacama. Here are some of our highlights from Iquique. #iquique  #geoglyphs #sanddunes
After three nights in Iquique we’re ready for our next adventure, which takes place in San Pedro de Atacama. Here are some of our highlights from Iquique. #iquique  #geoglyphs  #sanddunes 
『若葉と太陽』🌿☀️
いつもと違う感じで😁
#若葉と太陽#youngleaves and sun
#庭#garden 
#たはら暮らし 
#東三河870 
#地上絵#geoglyphs 
#庭絵
I didn’t know til recently that we have #Geoglyphs (similar to Nazca Lines) in California!

#BlytheIntaglios #Blythe #Intaglios

#AnayaOnTheRoad
今年、最後の庭絵はこんな模様に‼️😄
#模様#pattern 
#三角模様
#庭#garden 
#たはら暮らし 
#東三河870 
#地上絵#geoglyphs 
#庭絵
Due to severe motion sickness from the flight, I only managed to capture two of the Nazca Lines figures...🐒🦅. #nazcalines #paracas #ica #peru #nazca #nazcaflights #ancientalienlines #ancienthistory #desert #worldtraveler #beautifuldestinations #southamerica #monkey #condor #geoglyphs #travelphotography #travelgram #travelblogger
1週間前はこんな青空のもとにいたのに、今部屋から見えるのはモコモコの雪。信じられない信じられない…。 #art#graphic#design#nature#architecture #modern#beautiful#japan #view#cool#geometry#geoglyphs#tokyo#sky#building
アート#写真#建築#デザイン#東京#景色#冬#雪#寒い#北陸
🤶『🎼ジングルベル、ジングルベル🎶鈴が鳴る🎵今日は楽しい・・・🎶』🎄
‼️😁
#クリスマス#merrychristmas 
#サンタクロース#トナカイ
#サンタとトナカイ 
#たはら暮らし
#庭#地上絵#庭絵
#garden #geoglyphs
Sealions, penguins, endangered boobies and many, MANY birds. Some call Isla Ballestas the poor man's Galapagos. I ❤ seeing animals in the wild. It's a pretty awesome little boat trip and an important marine area. Also saw a candelabra geoglyph etched into the sand which no one knows how it got there or when but it is fading slowly 👽 #ballestasislands #islasballestas #marinepark #humboldtpenguins #sealions #pelicans #boobies #seaanimals #candelabra #geoglyphs
The #nazcalines in southern Peru are a group of pre-Columbian #geoglyphs etched into #desert sands. Covering an area of nearly 1,000 sq. kilometers, there are about 300 different figures, including animals and plants. Composed of over 10,000 lines, some of which measure 30 meters wide and stretch more than 9 kilometers, the figures are most visible from the air or nearby hilltops #geoglyphsofnazca #nazcaperu #nazcaline #nazcadesert #nazcaflight #reptile #tree
Геоглефы на плато Пальпа, на рисунке изображена семья - мама, папа и двое детей. Geoglyphs en Plato Palpa, en el dibujo La Familia Real - madre, padre y dos hijos #Peru #Nasca #Palpa #viaje #smirnitrip #travel #Nazca #путешествия #Наска #Peru #Geoglyphs
The Nazca Lines are a series of large ancient geoglyphs in the Nazca Desert. The largest figures are up to 370 m long. The high, arid plateau stretches more than 80 km. 🙌
#nazca #nazcalines #desert #peru #unesco #plane #mystic #southamerica #pilot #girl #travel #lovelife #geoglyphs #backpacker #wonderfulworld #wanderer #thankful #flying #happy #instatravel #trip #journey
After a long, windy & bumpy 14hr bus ride from Cusco to Nazca, we saw the amazing Nazca Lines and took a heap of terrible photos to prove it!
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#nazca #nazcalines #peru #geoglyphs #traveldiary #holidays #worldtravel #eatdrinktravelrepeat #megsandphilexcellentadventure #travel #worldtourist
The foothills of the Andes mountains near the southern coast of Peru were captured by the Kompsat-2 satellite. 
The Andes stretch about 7000 km from Venezuela down South America’s west coast to the top of Argentina. The mountain rage is the result of the Nazca and Antarctic tectonic plates moving under the South American plate – a geological process called ‘subduction’. This process is also responsible for the Andes range’s volcanic activity. 
Running across the centre of the image we can see a patchwork of agricultural plots along what appears to be a source of water runoff from the mountains – although there looks to be little to no water present when this image was captured. This area is extremely dry, as evident in the sparse vegetation. 
Nearby to the southwest of the area pictured is the site of the famous Nazca lines (not visible) – a group of geoglyphs depicting a monkey, spider, hummingbird and other designs. Scratched on the surface of the arid plain, the figures spread over 280 m in length, while some geometrical shapes stretch for kilometres. 
The Korea Aerospace Research Institute’s Kompsat-2 satellite acquired this image on 4 May 2011. ESA supports Kompsat as a Third Party Mission, meaning it uses its ground infrastructure and expertise to acquire, process and distribute data to users. 
#foothills #Andes #AndesMountains #mountains #Peru #SouthAmerica #Kompsat2 #Kompsat #satellite #SatelliteImage #EarthObservation #Venezuela #Argentina #MountainRange #Nazca #Antarctic #TectonicPlates #subduction #VolcanicActivity #AgriculturalPlots #SparseVegetation #NazcaLines #geoglyphs #KoreaAerospaceResearchInstitute #ThirdPartyMission 
#MyPlanetFromSpace #EarthFromSpace 
Copyright: KARI/ESA
The foothills of the Andes mountains near the southern coast of Peru were captured by the Kompsat-2 satellite.  The Andes stretch about 7000 km from Venezuela down South America’s west coast to the top of Argentina. The mountain rage is the result of the Nazca and Antarctic tectonic plates moving under the South American plate – a geological process called ‘subduction’. This process is also responsible for the Andes range’s volcanic activity.  Running across the centre of the image we can see a patchwork of agricultural plots along what appears to be a source of water runoff from the mountains – although there looks to be little to no water present when this image was captured. This area is extremely dry, as evident in the sparse vegetation.  Nearby to the southwest of the area pictured is the site of the famous Nazca lines (not visible) – a group of geoglyphs depicting a monkey, spider, hummingbird and other designs. Scratched on the surface of the arid plain, the figures spread over 280 m in length, while some geometrical shapes stretch for kilometres.  The Korea Aerospace Research Institute’s Kompsat-2 satellite acquired this image on 4 May 2011. ESA supports Kompsat as a Third Party Mission, meaning it uses its ground infrastructure and expertise to acquire, process and distribute data to users. #foothills  #Andes  #AndesMountains  #mountains  #Peru  #SouthAmerica  #Kompsat2  #Kompsat  #satellite  #SatelliteImage  #EarthObservation  #Venezuela  #Argentina  #MountainRange  #Nazca  #Antarctic  #TectonicPlates  #subduction  #VolcanicActivity  #AgriculturalPlots  #SparseVegetation  #NazcaLines  #geoglyphs  #KoreaAerospaceResearchInstitute  #ThirdPartyMission   #MyPlanetFromSpace  #EarthFromSpace  Copyright: KARI/ESA
The foothills of the Andes mountains near the southern coast of Peru were captured by the Kompsat-2 satellite. 
The Andes stretch about 7000 km from Venezuela down South America’s west coast to the top of Argentina. The mountain rage is the result of the Nazca and Antarctic tectonic plates moving under the South American plate – a geological process called ‘subduction’. This process is also responsible for the Andes range’s volcanic activity. 
Running across the centre of the image we can see a patchwork of agricultural plots along what appears to be a source of water runoff from the mountains – although there looks to be little to no water present when this image was captured. This area is extremely dry, as evident in the sparse vegetation. 
Nearby to the southwest of the area pictured is the site of the famous Nazca lines (not visible) – a group of geoglyphs depicting a monkey, spider, hummingbird and other designs. Scratched on the surface of the arid plain, the figures spread over 280 m in length, while some geometrical shapes stretch for kilometres. 
The Korea Aerospace Research Institute’s Kompsat-2 satellite acquired this image on 4 May 2011. ESA supports Kompsat as a Third Party Mission, meaning it uses its ground infrastructure and expertise to acquire, process and distribute data to users. 
#foothills #Andes #AndesMountains #mountains #Peru #SouthAmerica #Kompsat2 #Kompsat #satellite #SatelliteImage #EarthObservation #Venezuela #Argentina #MountainRange #Nazca #Antarctic #TectonicPlates #subduction #VolcanicActivity #AgriculturalPlots #SparseVegetation #NazcaLines #geoglyphs #KoreaAerospaceResearchInstitute #ThirdPartyMission 
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Copyright: KARI/ESA
The foothills of the Andes mountains near the southern coast of Peru were captured by the Kompsat-2 satellite.  The Andes stretch about 7000 km from Venezuela down South America’s west coast to the top of Argentina. The mountain rage is the result of the Nazca and Antarctic tectonic plates moving under the South American plate – a geological process called ‘subduction’. This process is also responsible for the Andes range’s volcanic activity.  Running across the centre of the image we can see a patchwork of agricultural plots along what appears to be a source of water runoff from the mountains – although there looks to be little to no water present when this image was captured. This area is extremely dry, as evident in the sparse vegetation.  Nearby to the southwest of the area pictured is the site of the famous Nazca lines (not visible) – a group of geoglyphs depicting a monkey, spider, hummingbird and other designs. Scratched on the surface of the arid plain, the figures spread over 280 m in length, while some geometrical shapes stretch for kilometres.  The Korea Aerospace Research Institute’s Kompsat-2 satellite acquired this image on 4 May 2011. ESA supports Kompsat as a Third Party Mission, meaning it uses its ground infrastructure and expertise to acquire, process and distribute data to users. #foothills  #Andes  #AndesMountains  #mountains  #Peru  #SouthAmerica  #Kompsat2  #Kompsat  #satellite  #SatelliteImage  #EarthObservation  #Venezuela  #Argentina  #MountainRange  #Nazca  #Antarctic  #TectonicPlates  #subduction  #VolcanicActivity  #AgriculturalPlots  #SparseVegetation  #NazcaLines  #geoglyphs  #KoreaAerospaceResearchInstitute  #ThirdPartyMission   #MyPlanetFromSpace  #EarthFromSpace  Copyright: KARI/ESA
El mono #NazcaLines #Peru #nazcaLines #Peru. The Nazca Lines are a series of large ancient #geoglyphs in the Nazca #Desert, in southern Peru. The largest figures are up to 370 m long. They were designated as a #UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. The high, arid plateau stretches more than 80 km between the towns of Nazca and Palpa on the Pampas de Jumana, about 400 km south of Lima. Although some local geoglyphs resemble Paracas motifs, scholars believe the #Nazca Lines were created by the Nazca culture between 500 BC and 500 AD. The figures vary in complexity. Hundreds are simple #lines and #geometric shapes; more than 70 are #zoomorphic designs of animals, such as birds, fish, llamas, jaguars, and monkeys, or human figures. Other designs include #phytomorphic shapes, such as trees and flowers
El mono #NazcaLines  #Peru  #nazcaLines  #Peru . The Nazca Lines are a series of large ancient #geoglyphs  in the Nazca #Desert , in southern Peru. The largest figures are up to 370 m long. They were designated as a #UNESCO  World Heritage Site in 1994. The high, arid plateau stretches more than 80 km between the towns of Nazca and Palpa on the Pampas de Jumana, about 400 km south of Lima. Although some local geoglyphs resemble Paracas motifs, scholars believe the #Nazca  Lines were created by the Nazca culture between 500 BC and 500 AD. The figures vary in complexity. Hundreds are simple #lines  and #geometric  shapes; more than 70 are #zoomorphic  designs of animals, such as birds, fish, llamas, jaguars, and monkeys, or human figures. Other designs include #phytomorphic  shapes, such as trees and flowers