National Geographic : 1916 May
00 Photograph byHiram Bingham THE NARROW RIDGE ON WHICH MACHU PICCHU IS SITUATED AND THE MAGNIFICENT URUBAMBA CANYON A distant view of Machu Picchu on its narrow ridge, flanked by precipices, in the most inaccessible corner ofthe Andes, inthe heart ofthe Urubamba Canyon. The sharp peak in the ight foreground is Machu Picchu Mountain. The lower conical peak at the extreme left isHuayna Picchu. The city of Machu Picchu is on top of the ridge between these two peaks and almost directly underneath the little fleecy cloud which hides part of a distant mountain.