21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Sandra Vega with her llama herd

Like her mother and grandmother before her, Sandra Vega is a female llama herder in Chile's remote Atacama desert. Here Sandra is tending to her herd.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Coyo, Chile
Copyright: © Virginia Hines