19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

Far up in the sky, the Cordillera dos Andes remind us of the beginning of times. As beautiful as it is, it is also a very dangerous place to get lost. The Atacama Desert is one of the driest non polar place on earth. Pretty amazing that a civilization sprouted in a so hostile environment.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 08.2021
Photo Location: Chile
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Olivier Boëls