Zoom in on Machu Picchu

Explore Machu Picchu from the comfort of your home with what might be the highest resolution photo ever taken of the historic city. Jeff Cremer, Rainforest Expeditions' photo tour director, took 1,920 separate images recorded by a photo-robot over an hour and 42 minutes, resulting in a 15.9G photo that can be viewed at gigapixelperu.com. Users can explore the remarkable detail of the photo by zooming in and out of the image, and can also take individual snapshots within the image. “Machu Picchu is one of the Seven Man-Made Wonders of the World and the most familiar icon of the ancient Inca,” explains Cremer when asked about his destination choice for the photo. “In 2008, the World Monuments Fund placed it on its Watch List of the 100 Most Endangered Sites in the world due to environmental degradation mostly from tourism. Beautiful, historical and threatened, I believed that this extraordinary site deserved a remarkable photo to hopefully raise awareness to help in its preservation.” Oversize prints (2m x 0.68m) on photographic  paper can be ordered online for $400 each.