13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Salt Ponds of Maras, Sacred Valley, Peru

Salt has been obtained in Maras by evaporating the highly salty spring water since pre-Inca times. Traditionally, the salt mines have been available to any person wishing to harvest salt. The owners of the salt ponds must be members of the community.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2013
Date Uploaded: 12.2015
Photo Location: Maras, Peru
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © Chandan Banerjee