20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Fleeding through the Jungle

Karenni civilians ascend a waterfall as they make a six-day-long trek through the dense jungle to an IDP camp on the Thai border in Karenni state, Myanmar. With much of the state now threatened by Tatmadaw aggression, many civilians feel that they are left with no choice but to make the gruelling journey to the relative safety at the border. (26 March 2022)

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2022
Date Uploaded: 10.2022
Photo Location: Myanmar
Camera: Canon EOS R5
Copyright: © Alex McBride