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Ahu Tongariki - Easter Island by TarJakArt Ahu Tongariki - Easter Island by TarJakArt
Ahu Tongariki is the largest ahu on Easter Island. Its moai were toppled during the island's civil wars and in the twentieth century the ahu was swept inland by a tsunami. It has since been restored and has fifteen moai including an 86 tonne moai that was the heaviest ever erected on the island. Ahu Tongariki is one kilometer from Rano Raraku and Poike in the Hotu-iti area of Rapa Nui National Park. All the moai here face sunset during Summer Solstice.
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Usagi-Atemu-Tom Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
A nice capture. I'm sure it must have been a stunning sight to see them in real. I love this contrast of light and shadow you captured in this one.

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TarJakArt Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.  I'm very glad you like it.  Seeing them in person is something that I've dreamed of since I was a child.  It was an amazing experience learning about their significance and manufacture.  I recommend a visit if you can make it.
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Usagi-Atemu-Tom Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :) It's always good to have a dream realised. I also have places I've dreamed of seeing since I was younger and one day I hope I'll be able to fulfill those dreams as well. :)
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