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World’s Highest Resolution Photo of Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu 15.9 GigaPixel Photo | Photo By: Jeff Cremer

Kudos to photographer Jeff Cremer for capturing the world’s highest resolution photo ever taken of Machu Picchu. Coming in at a walloping 15.9 gigapixels, this unprecedented photo of Machu Picchu must be hosted upon it’s own special web page for viewing. Peruse every crevasse of this ancient Incan landmark here.

Cremer’s work was partially assisted with professional equipment regularly used in photography tours based from Rainforest Expeditions’ three eco-lodges deep in the Peruvian Amazon. Cremer used a Canon 7D with a 100-400mm f/5.6 lens and a Gigapan Epic Pro mount and Gitzo Basalt Explorer tripod.

“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 and help in its preservation.”

Special recognition goes to Peru’s visionary leader in sustainable tourism, Rainforest Expeditions, who sent Cremer, their photo tour director, away for the rest and relaxation which inspired such work.