STK-ID 42827

LS up hillside of Inca masonry and ruins of the Incan city of Machu Picchu, ruins of building in foreground, stone steps terracing hillside in background. ELS from top of Machu Picchu mountain looking down on some of masonry ruins, Urubamba River flowing 2,000 feet below at bottom of gorge. ELS over precipitous cliff in Andes at Machu Picchu, Urubamba River flowing at bottom of deep ravine, moss-covered rock in foreground. LS of stone doorway in Inca ruins. ELS straddling an 8,000 foot mountain saddle between Huayna Picchu (the loaf-like mountain in centre), and Inca city of Machu Picchu (terraced stone city with white granite ruins was discovered in 1911 by Hiram Bingham). ELS of Urubamba River 2,000 feet below ruins of ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu, stone reinforced terraces descending mountaind face on right. ELS of Inca city of Machu Picchu, peak Huayna Picchu rising behind city's ruins. ELS over cliff at Machu Piccu of Urubamba River flowing 2,000 feet below, flowers blooming in foreground. ELS of neighboring snow-covered mountain peaks and ranges in Andes seen from Machu Picchu. ELS of terraced stone city of Machu Picchu, peak of Huayna Picchu rising behind ruins. VAR view of ruins at Machu Picchu. MS of lofty sundial built atop stepped pyramid where astronomer priests once "tied Inti, the sun, to ensure that God would continue to shed his blessing on the inhabitants". VAR views of surrounding mountains, terraced hillside and mansonry ruins at Machu Picchu. ELS of snow-capped mountain peak in distance seen through stone portal at Machu Picchu. ELS down steep mountainside of steam engined train chugging along at bottom of gorge. HA ELS down on Urubamba River and train moving along tracks at right, train then crossing steel bridge over river. (24448)


Excerpt from
Machu Picchu
National Geographic
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
Digital Betacam, Digital Betacam Anamorphic
Aspect ratio