18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Mystery in the fog

Machu Picchu, one of the most popular tourist site in the world. It receives 2,500 visitors a day. So naturally we want to be there as early as possible to beat the crowd. But the down side of that is dense morning fog. As our bus climb up the hill side, all we can see was fog, we started to get quite worried. But fortunately, once we arrived at the observation ledge, the fog started to roll away. As if it was rolling back the curtain and saying "ta da" just for us. We feel like we're the first person to discover the mysterious city in the fog.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Machu Picchu, Peru
Camera: DSC-RX100M5
Copyright: © Brian Yen