Sunrise at Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu, Peru
It may be the most memorable sunrise I've ever seen anywhere. With no prompting at all, our brilliant guide, Rosel, led us straight to this spot with just a minute or two to spare before the sun rose between a small cleft in the rock. He knows this place as well as or better than most of us know our own houses. The serenity was almost tactile and so overwhelming that I almost hated to pierce the silence withe the click of my camera's shutter. Photo © copyright by Greg Owens.