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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Hikers survey Laguna Quilotoa in the Ecuadorian Andes

Thousands of national and international tourists visit Quilotoa, Ecuador every year, but even the presence of so many people does little to diminish the lake's natural beauty or power it seems to exert over visitors.

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Date Taken: 10.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Chugchilan Parish, Ecuador
Camera: NIKON 1 AW1
Copyright: © Joseph Quick