13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Mezcaleros Unloading Maguey

In San Balthazar Guelavia, Oaxaca, Mexico: two mezcaleros, one in the flesh and one a shadow, are unloading espadin, the most propagated agaves used for mezcal production, owing to its immense size, high sugar content, and relatively short time to maturation, anywhere between seven and sixteen years, they told me.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2015
Date Uploaded: 08.2015
Photo Location: Mexico
Camera: NIKON D800
Copyright: © Eric Burg