19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Preparing a Sweet Snack in Colca Canyon

A native Peruvian woman cuts a piece of Tuna - otherwise known as Prickly Pear or Cactus Fruit - in a remote traditional village in Colca Canyon, one of the world's deepest river canyons. If I had to describe the taste of Tuna Fruit, I would say it's a cross between mango, watermelon, and bubble gum. In other words, delicious!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Colca Canyon, Peru, Peru
Camera: iPhone SE (2nd generation)
Copyright: © Molly Bookner