Main Quarry- Easter Island

Category: Outdoor Scenes


Photo and caption by Andrew Landers

This is on the rim of the main quarry on Easter Island. On the far side of the quarry is where the traditional Tangata manu (bird-man) challenge takes place. The competition consists of climbing down the steep cliff, swim through shark infested water, collect a egg from the islet Motu Nui swim back to Rapa Nui and return to the clifftop village of Orongo without breaking the egg.

Location: Easter Island


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