14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Modern day Mayan gazes at modern day drone

A local Mayan man in the highlands of Guatemala wearing what looks to be an athletic coat stares into the sky. Not at the five volcanoes in the background, nor the clouds mistaken as rivers to our eyes down below, or the gorgeous radiating sunrise filled with color, but at our drone buzzing in the air above. You look at photography and have seen this type of photo many times. But having experienced what happened in the scene gives this simple photo much more meaning. The clashes of two entirely different worlds creates a cool portrait landscape shot.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2016
Date Uploaded: 10.2016
Photo Location: Huehutetango, Guatemala
Camera: iPhone 5
Copyright: © Christopher Cymbalak