17th 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 million of years of wind and rains 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: 11.2019
Photo Location: Cusco, Peru
Camera: L1D-20c
Copyright: © Enrico Pescantini