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Picture of the day: A lonely maoi

This “little” maoi, (that is the name of the stone statues on the Easter Island) are standing resolute looking inwards his island, and the local folklore says it is protecting its inhabitants from the dangers that lays behind him in the vast Pacific ocean.


Picture of the day: The cemetary at Easter Island

Some shots I like more when I look at the afterwards, then at the moment when I took them. This is one of them. This is the cemetery at Easter Island, the beautiful island located in the middle of the pacific, and the island itself is the one place on earth that is  permanently populated , and furthest from any other populated places on the planet. This is a sunset shot, and I think it is something “eternal” about it.  If  I am not mistaken, what lies beneath the horizon is Australia.



Picture of the day: The many horses on Easter Island

One of small facts that I found most fascinating about Easter Island was that there are over 3000 horses on that relatively small Island, and only 100 that are being uses for tourism purposes. That implies that you will be meeting horses everywhere you go on the island, and it can be quite a site.