20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Crossing the Salween

Karenni Army (KA) soldiers cross the River Salween as they make the 5-day-long trek from their base on the border with Thailand to serve on the Karenni frontlines in Karenni state, Myanmar. Numerous such ethnic armed groups have formed across Myanmar to fight against the Tatmadaw since Myanmar's military coup in 2021. (24 February 2022)

Photo Detail
Date Uploaded: 10.2022
Photo Location: Myanmar
Camera: LEICA M10-P
Copyright: © Alex McBride