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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Machu Picchu emerging from the clouds after a rainstorm

We had hiked the Inca trail, and had a horrendous storm right when Machu Picchu came into view. We didn't think we would be able to see anything at all until the clouds suddenly cleared and we had this view on the way down. We were lucky it happened just in time!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Cuzco, Peru
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © Lindsey Dougherty