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Spider, Nazca Desert
20-MAY-2007

Spider, Nazca Desert

The Nazca Lines are a series of geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert, a high arid plateau that stretches 53 miles or more than 80 kilometers between the towns of Nazca and Palpa on the Pampas de Jumana in Peru. They were created by the Nazca culture between 200 BC and 700 AD. There are hundreds of individual figures, ranging in complexity from simple lines to stylized hummingbirds, spiders, monkeys, and lizards. The Nazca lines cannot be recognized as coherent figures except from the air. Since it is presumed the Nazca people could never have seen their work from this vantage point, there has been much speculation on the builders' abilities and motivations. No theory has been proven up to our days...


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Sabine Stetson03-Aug-2007 04:07
lovoe these shots....and that a friend of mine actually flew over them...woww...
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olderhvit12-Jul-2007 12:57
Amazing place. great shot.
Eldar Kadymov15-Jun-2007 14:49
Very close to it, as pilot was hovering over the figures at 90 degree rotation, so I was literally lying on the wall of the aircraft, LOL ! Now I know how much fun they had in the air during WWII !
Dmitry Zamorin15-Jun-2007 09:48
Are you hanged over the window and was holded by the legs , while making this photo!?
Your aerial series of the Nazca drawings is just incredible!
Eldar Kadymov14-Jun-2007 21:43
Hodero is marsian by himself so no wonder he thinks this way...
Ann Cleeves14-Jun-2007 20:27
You see....someone else thinks they are ETs...anyway a spider has eight legs!!
Hodero09-Jun-2007 15:29
Looks more like a marsian with a hydrocele ;-)