Partially carved stone figures rest at the top of Rano Raraku, the highest point of Easter Island. Civil strife brought on by the depletion of resources
Partially carved stone figures rest at the top of Rano Raraku, the highest point of Easter Island. Civil strife brought on by the depletion of resources caused the Polynesian people of Easter Island to halt the rich tradition of carving the figures and moving them to the coast. This photograph was taken in November 1979 on assignment for the book, "Voyages to Paradise: Exploring in the Wake of Captain Cook." (Courtesy of William Gray)