Also along the exterior slopes are groups of moai nearly touching, in a range of positions.
The kneeling statue
This is one of the rare statues where the legs and feet are portrayed. Usually, it's a head and torso (though for many statues on in this location, the torso is partially under the dirt). Although many of the torsos include outlines of hands and fingers, I could not make out any details like that on this individual. This guy also has a goatee, but no mustache.
From the sketch angle, you can see Ahu Tongariki (a platform with 12 re-erected moai) in the background over his shoulder.
On the interior slope of the crater
The path on the interior is more like a cow path than a pedestrian path. It winds along very close to a number of moai.
Looking at the top of his head
Although Ranu Raraku is probably the most popular tourist site on the island, there weren't really very many people around. For about an hour, this woman and I were completely the only people on the interior slope of the crater.
Looking from the top of the crater
This is not the highest point in the crater, but it is mostly the highest point you are allowed to go. They don't actually want people falling down the sides of the mountain, or causing extra erosion of the soil.
Statues along the exterior of the crater
When you look up the hillside, you can see many moai. It turns out there are a lot more that you can't see very well because they are still partially attached to the rock. As you get closer and closer, you see more and more moai.
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