Although the orca was spotted by German archaeologists in the 1960s, its exact whereabouts were unrecorded and it was effectively unknown to local people and archaeologists until 2015.
Both regions contain large desert areas that are renowned for their many ancient geoglyphs, spread over an area of hundreds of square miles, which include gigantic animal figures, long straight lines and geometrical figures.
Take a close look
He started looking for possible sites of the orca geoglyph on Google Earth, and then spent months searching the area on foot.
This Google Earth image shows the orca geoglyph site from above as it was in 2005. The figure is almost invisible to untrained eyes.
Time and nature
This aerial drone image shows the orca geoglyph before restoration work was carried out at the site this year.
Restoration in progress
In March and April of this year he led a team of six specialists from the ministry to restore the long-neglected orca geoglyph.
An ancient piece
Soil samples indicate that it dates from around 200 BC, at the time of the Paracas culture – predecessors to the Nazca culture who later created many of the geoglyphs in the region.
Bits and parts
The Paracas people also made important developments in the production of ceramics (shown here) and textiles, he says.
Since then they have found and documented around 1000 geoglyphs.