18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Earth’s Rainbow

Nature is always showing us as the greatest painter of all time: in the Peruvian Andes, a unique mineral composition and millions of years of wind and rain created the Rainbow Mountains, a true wonder of nature. It is indeed a “sad” discovery made only recently, due to the melting of snow and ice that once covered them.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2020
Camera: L1D-20c
Copyright: © Enrico Pescantini