21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Rainbow at Bolivia’s receding glaciers

Believed to be lucky, a black fronted nunbird rests near the Austria Peak of Bolivia’s Condoriri Mountain. In the background, a receding glacier, which supplies the largest reservoir in the Bolivian highlands, has left a lagoon where once there was only ice and worsening water shortages already plaguing the capital La Paz.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: La Paz, Bolivia
Camera: iPhone 12 Pro
Copyright: © Luiza Carter