18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Chilie Peppers - Taos

Dried ristras hang from the vigas on our portals. Whether your preference is verde or roja, the pepper is the same—the red version is simply the ripened version, much like a bell pepper changes color in various stages. Hatch chile peppers are a generic name for New Mexican peppers that are grown and harvested in the Hatch Valley region, Taos, New Mexico.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Taos, New Mexico, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © Lynn Levitt