The harsh, empty plain is in sharp contrast to the arthouse zoo the Nazca people painstakingly outlined in the hot stones: spider, hummingbird, orca whale, monkey, lizard.
Barefoot documentation of the eerie cotton candy sunset near the Chauchilla Necropolis where Nazca mummies sit in the ground in open air burial tombs, their bodies preserved by the region's extreme aridity.
Off the beaten path desert cemetery near the Chauchilla Necropolis.
Strange skies over a cemetery near Nazca, Peru.
Chincha, Peru is a city of glorious cacophony and sensory overwhelm. A endless fleet of these highly customized cholotaxis spit around the dusty streets like tiny beetles.
On the northern edge of the Atacama Desert which runs along the western coast of South America, through Peru, Chile, and parts of Bolivia.
Inca Kola, the fluorescent yellow beverage of choice in Peru.
The Nazca landscape is harsh yet otherworldy, in part because there is evidence of ancient creativity in a space where you'd least expect to find it.
For those who don't have money, time, or bravery to view the Nazca Lines from a charter plane, a rickety observation tower (Mirador) along the Pan American Highway offers a small taste of the ancient geoglyphs.
Small Peruvian village along the Pacific wiped out from a 2001 tsunami.
The small fishing village of Chala, along the Pacific Coast in Peru. No tourists whatsoever.
No division between sky, land and sea on the Pan-American Highway in southern Peru.
Celebrating New Years Eve in the colonial era Plaza de Armas in Arequipa, Peru.
The three volcanos of Arequipa - El Misti, Chachani, and Picchu Picchu - preside over drying laundry.
The drive between Arequipa and Cuzco, Peru winds through long, breathtaking stretches of snowcapped Andes.
Watch out for the Peruvian vicuña in the highlands.
A lush, moss green pampa filled with Andean flamingos on the route between Arequipa and Cuzco.
The legendary Peruvian "cuy" (guinea pig). Regal and edible.
Giant, mystical painting of ancient Inca "seqe" lines in the remains of Quorikancha, an Inca temple in Cusco.
Al-paca-cino and his girlfriend relaxing llama-style in the Sacred Valley.
Dreamy sunset view from hillside ruins in the Sacred Valley.
Side by side in the Sacred Valley.
Crossing the Andes during a magnificent sunset.
Llama fashion, complete with pom poms.