18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Llama Lady in an inhospitable land

Uyuni, Bolivia, is one of the most inhospitable habitats on the planet. Roasting during the day, freezing at night, salty and arsenic-laced lakes all around - yet this woman cheerfully went about her day herding her llamas across this barren land.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Uyuni, Bolivia
Camera: DC-GH5
Copyright: © John Balson