Picture of the Day: Sunrise at Easter Island

9 years ago - April 22, 2013
In this stunning aerial photograph by Pierre Lesage we see Easter Island at sunrise. Lesage specializes in kite aerial photography (KAP). This particular photo was taken with a Ricoh GX 200 camera with a Wide Angle converter.

The rig was designed by Brooks Leffler and the kite is a Dan Leigh Delta R8.

Easter Island (Rapa Nui) is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian Triangle. A special territory of Chile that was annexed in 1888, Easter Island is famous for its 887 extant monumental statues, called moai, created by the early Rapanui people.

It is an UNESCO World Heritage Site, with much of the island protected within Rapa Nui National Park. Easter Island is claimed to be the most remote inhabited island in the world.

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