15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Glacier mountains during the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu.

A delicate blonde English girl wakes up to snow capped mountains on the second day of a four day trek to Machu Picchu. Beginning in the glacier mountains at a high altitude then trek then continues towards the Amazon eventually reaching the 15th century stone complex Machu Picchu; once hidden high in a cloud forest now bombarded with tourists attempting the historic Inca pilgrimage.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2017
Date Uploaded: 09.2017
Photo Location: Soraypampa, Peru
Copyright: © Anna Stephens