18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Quito at Dusk

An evening view of Quito, capital of Ecuador, from a nearby hilltop. Dominating the view, as with practically any photo of Quito, is Panecillo hill with its illuminated statue atop. The city's historic center, the first to receive UNESCO Heritage designation, appears beneath the hill, with many of its numerous churches illuminated as well.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Quito, Ecuador
Camera: NIKON D5500
Copyright: © ralph blessing