The morning’s hazy cloud cover parts, revealing the extraordinary remnants of an empire past, nestled between the jutting peaks of the Andes Mountains in Peru. Situated at over 2,100 kilometers above sea level, Machu Picchu — one of 2007’s Seven Wonders of the World — still houses the stories, histories, and inventive ways of the Incan Empire. One of their most versatile ideas? Using these guys. Llamas provided the civilization with food, wool for clothes, transportation, and even manure to fertilize crops and sustain them at the high altitude.
📷: @emmett_sparling 📍: Machu Picchu