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If you don’t like the weather at Machu Picchu, wait 5 minutes

April 18, 2012 by Lauren in Peru, Photo Essays with 2 Comments

This is not the view that you want to see when visiting Machu Picchu.

Not at all.

Thick fog hides Machu Picchu, Peru photo

Thick fog hides Machu Picchu, Peru

When the clouds lift—and for us they thankfully do—what’s revealed is grass more day-glow than the sun manages to be. Incan rock walls sprouting with dew-sopped moss, miniature flowers, and splotches of lichen. And the occasional llama emerging from the fog like a film noir detective.

Llama at Machu Picchu, Peru photo

Llama at Machu Picchu, Peru

Morning dew caught on moss, Machu Picchu, Peru photo

Morning dew caught on moss, Machu Picchu, Peru

Pink flower, Machu Picchu, Peru photo

Pink flower, Machu Picchu, Peru

Bird silhouette, Machu Picchu, Peru photo

Bird silhouette, Machu Picchu, Peru

Wild strawberry, Machu Picchu, Peru photo

Wild strawberry, Machu Picchu, Peru

Tiny wild flowers and bird, Machu Picchu, Peru photo

Tiny wild flowers and bird, Machu Picchu, Peru

Spiky flower tipped with dew, Machu Picchu, Peru photo

Spiky flower tipped with dew, Machu Picchu, Peru

Orange flowers, Machu Picchu, Peru photo

Orange flowers, Machu Picchu, Peru

May peace prevail, Machu Picchu, Peru photo

May peace prevail, Machu Picchu, Peru

Curled plant, Machu Picchu, Peru photo

Curled plant, Machu Picchu, Peru

Hummingbird at Machu Picchu, Peru photo

Hummingbird at Machu Picchu, Peru

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2 Comments

  1. [F]oxymoronApr 18, 2012Reply

    I really like the dew drops on moss pic!

    • LaurenApr 18, 2012Reply

      Thanks [F]oxy. We could only see a foot in front of our faces at that point through the fog, so the dew was about all I could see!

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