Machu Picchu, Peru
I'd guess that the vast majority of visitors to Machu Picchu make an image of the city from or near this viewpoint, and for good reason: It's a classic, stunning view. We first reached this spot at the end of our sixth day of trekking, a day earlier than we originally planned. The early arrival turned out to be everything despite being so late that we could spend only a few minutes at the city's perimeter before it closed for the day, for we were fortunate to experience a Machu Picchu rarity: silence. There's not even a single person in this frame. Llamas, yes; people, no. Photo © copyright by Greg Owens.