Rano Raraku

Volcano Rano Raraku::Easter Island::
Volcano Rano Raraku
Panorama composed of two images
Statue at Rano Raku #1::Easter Island::
Statue at Rano Raku #1
Collection of Moai #1::Easter Island::
Collection of Moai #1
Collection of Moai #2::Easter Island::
Collection of Moai #2

This place is the largest collection of moai on the island. Rano Raraku crater was the quarry where almost all the Easter Island’s statues were produced. There are many left incomplete in the rock face and countless are standing with the torso buried underground. From total almost 900 stone statues that were carved, 400 remain in and around Rano Raraku. Another 100 can be found abandoned along transit routes from the quarry to platforms located along the whole coast of Rapa Nui.

Abandoned Moai::Easter Island::
Abandoned Moai
The Leaning Moai::Easter Island::
The Leaning Moai
Rapa Nui National Park::Easter Island::
Rapa Nui National Park
Face at Rano Raraku::Easter Island::
Face at Rano Raraku
Statue at Rano Raraku #2::Easter Island::
Statue at Rano Raraku #2
Inside Rano Raraku Crater::Easter Island::
Inside Rano Raraku Crater
Moai Looking at Sunset::Easter Island::
Moai Looking at Sunset

© 2009 Maciej Swulinski