16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Nun traveling on the Suriname River

Mother Boomiki and I were traveling via the river to see an abandoned convent within the interior of Suriname. We were using her brother's old wooden boat, which just so happened to have a dying engine. After sitting idle for roughly 18 min while her father was trying desperately to bring the engine back to life, She became over joyed when it began spitting and choking itself back to life. This photo shows her standing in gratitude and looking at her father with admiration.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2018
Date Uploaded: 04.2018
Photo Location: Suriname
Camera: iPhone 6s
Copyright: © Cassandra Hart