This week's travel theme from Ailsa is BLOSSOMS so I've included a selection of flowering blooms from Kongo's recent trip to Peru and Ecuador. Above, a flowering tree in the Galapagos Islands.
Flowering wild orchids above Machu Picchu
Sunflowers on the trail to the Sun Gate above Machu Picchu.
Sunflowers along the Rio Vilcanota near Ollantaytambo, Peru. This eventually joins other waters and becomes the Amazon River.