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NOAA's Small World Collection
Catalog of Images

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Horse following trail through the moai of the Rano Raraku quarry.
Chile, Easter Island
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Sphinx-like monolithic moai frozen in place at the Rano Raraku quarry.
Chile, Easter Island
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A reclining moai frozen in place in the Rano Raraku quarry.
Chile, Easter Island
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An incomplete moai at the Rano Raraku quarry. The indigenous civilization collapsed leaving monuments such as this frozen in place and in time.
Chile, Easter Island
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Lichen-covered rocks overlooking a small volcanic crater lake and marsh.
Chile, Easter Island
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Moon over Rapa Nui, the navel of the world. Moai at day's end facing inland, restored by Chilean archaeologist Claudio Cristino in the 1990s. Ahu Tongariki.
Chile, Easter Island
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Moai facing inland at Ahu Tongariki, restored by Chilean archaeologist Claudio Cristino in the 1990s.
Chile, Easter Island
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Moai facing inland at Ahu Tongariki, restored by Chilean archaeologist Claudio Cristino in the 1990s. These are the eight left-most moai as seen while looking at their faces.
Chile, Easter Island
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Moai facing inland at Ahu Tongariki, restored by Chilean archaeologist Claudio Cristino in the 1990s.
Chile, Easter Island
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Moai facing inland at Ahu Tongariki, restored by Chilean archaeologist Claudio Cristino in the 1990s.
Chile, Easter Island
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Moai with red topknot hats at Anakena Ahu Na
Chile, Easter Island
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Moai with red topknot hats at Anakena Ahu Na
Chile, Easter Island
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Moai with red topknot hats at Anakena Ahu Na
Chile, Easter Island
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Moai without red topknot hats at Anakena Ahu Na
Chile, Easter Island
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Moai with red topknot hats at Anakena Ahu Na
Chile, Easter Island
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Pukao or red topknot hats were made of red volcanic scoria and are of a softer material than the moai.
Chile, Easter Island
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The red scoria quarry where the pukao or red topknot hats were manufactured.
Chile, Easter Island
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Ancient stone dwellings on the interior of Easter Island
Chile, Easter Island
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Indeterminate petroglyph at Rano Kau
Chile, Easter Island
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Human petroglyphs at Rano Kau
Chile, Easter Island
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Human petroglyphs at Rano Kau overlooking the spire-like rock inshore of Moto Nui.
Chile, Easter Island
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Human petroglyphs at Rano Kau overlooking Moto Nui.
Chile, Easter Island
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Fish petroglyphs at Rano Kau
Chile, Easter Island
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Bird petroglyphs at Rano Kau.
Chile, Easter Island
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Moto Nui as seen from the crater rim at Rano Kau.
Chile, Easter Island
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The crater rim at Rano Kau.
Chile, Easter Island
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The crater at Rano Kau.
Chile, Easter Island
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A crater lake and marshland in a volcanic cone.
Chile, Easter Island
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A shrine draped with bougainvillea, reminiscent of California missions.
Chile, Easter Island
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Horses taking the right-of-way in Hanga Roa
Chile, Easter Island
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Horses at the Rano Raraku quarry
Chile, Easter Island
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Moto Nui seen from the water
Chile, Easter Island
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Horses in paradise at Anakena Beach
Chile, Easter Island
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Anakena Beach
Chile, Easter Island
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Anakena Beach
Chile, Easter Island
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Pinkish hue to coral sands at Anakena Beach.
Chile, Easter Island
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The eternal battle of surf and shore. The seemingly soft water will eventually win. View of an impressive Easter Island volcanic headland.
Chile, Easter Island
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A small hole-in-the wall affords a glimpse of azure surf pounding against against jagged volcanic rocks.
Chile, Easter Island
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An Easter Island sunset.
Chile, Easter Island
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A moai silhouetted in one of the thousands of sunsets that have occurred since its being placed on the rocky shores of Easter Island.
Chile, Easter Island
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Pinnacle rock at Bartoleme Island
Ecuador, Galapagos Islands
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Pinnacle rock at Bartoleme Island
Ecuador, Galapagos Islands
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Pinnacle rock at Bartoleme Island
Ecuador, Galapagos Islands
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Pinnacle rock at Bartoleme Island
Ecuador, Galapagos Islands
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Pinnacle rock at Bartoleme Island
Ecuador, Galapagos Islands
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Pinnacle rock at Bartoleme Island
Ecuador, Galapagos Islands
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Sullivan Bay shoreline
Ecuador, Galapagos Islands
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Sullivan Bay shoreline
Ecuador, Galapagos Islands
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Sullivan Bay lava flow and small arcuate volcanic features
Ecuador, Galapagos Islands
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Aa lava tumbling into the sea at Sullivan Bay
Ecuador, Galapagos Islands

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