Clouds Beginning to Cover

Foto Friday: Misty Machu Picchu

I’ve now been to Machu Picchu on three different occasions.  I’ve arrived at the site three different ways and had three different experiences.  But the one thing that I’ve come to realize is that the weather can change on the drop of a hat.  The clouds seem to move faster through this famous valley than anywhere else I’ve ever seen.  One minute visitors will be greeted by the classic photograph that they’ve seen many times, and within minutes the entire site is covered by a mist that doesn’t allow you to see your hand out streched in front of your face.  These are three pictures I took within a 5 minute span, this is how fast the view out to Wayna Picchu can change:

Moving Clouds
Clouds Beginning to Cover
And covered in minutes

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