20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
A monk from Lalibela

A monk holds the cross in dusty interior of rock-carved church in Lalibela, Ethiopia. The legend says that the churches were built with a help of angels, and you can believe it when you find spirituality even in the most crowded places.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Lalibela, Ethiopia
Camera: E-M1MarkII
Copyright: © Jakub Rybicki