17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Ripples and cracks in Valle de la Luna

The Mars-like terrain of Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley) in the Atacama Desert in Chile sets forth some wonderful patterns and textures.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Camera: Canon EOS 80D
Copyright: © Rachel Nixon