Top: Sunset at Ahu Ko Te Riku, the ahu nearest the only town on Easter Island, Hanga Roa, which explains that the ship would be there. There's no port. Ships offload with cranes to shallow draft barges. Middle: The seven moai facing the sea at Ahu Akivi. All the other standing moai face inland. Bottom: Detail of the moai at Ahu Tongariki. All HDRs shot with a Nikon D700 and post-produced with Photomatix, Nik plug-ins and Photoshop. Click these photos to open larger versions.
The collection of photos is expanding by a new photo or two a day at the Easter Island Gallery at EarthPhotos.com.