19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People

In the middle of a dusty road, you will find this man selling Nemo and his gang. Unfortunately, we didn’t have cash. “Don’t worry, ma’am. I’m here everyday!”, he exclaimed. The country is still in lockdown but the vendor’s cheerfulness under the scorching heat is so infectious, you can see it in his uh, smize! Philippine archipelago is covering the major portion of the Coral Triangle. We didn’t even need to go to the beach to see these colourful fishes!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2021
Date Uploaded: 09.2021
Photo Location: Parañaque, Philippines
Copyright: © Lanie Iglesia