15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
Excavating Carrara marble in Italy

This image captures the magnitude at which we excavate and exploit the earth for its treasures. The insides of Italy's jagged mountains are exposed and used for decorations, counters, art, and more. The extent that humans go to in order to obtain our desires is startling.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2015
Date Uploaded: 09.2017
Photo Location: Tuscany, Italy
Camera: iPhone 6
Copyright: © Kelli Straka