Atacama petroglyphs, Chile

Atacama petroglyphs, Chile

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Credit: BABAK TAFRESHI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Atacama petroglyphs. Close-up of moonlit sacred prehistoric rock carvings (petroglyphs) on a rock-face in the Rainbow Valley (Valle Arcoiris), Atacama Desert, Chile, at night. These carvings show two juvenile llamas (foreground) and adult llamas on the rocks above. Shown here are a llama and several shaman in cross legged meditation position. In the sky the Southern Cross constellation and the Milky Way can be seen at centre, with Jupiter at right. Photographed in in Yerbas Buenas, Chile.

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