14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Sofía in Desert Thought

Thinking beyond the Straight Lined Sand: During a tour of the Valle de la Luna desert area in Atacama, Chile, we’d reached the top of the mountain. Taking in views from above, we really liked the straight line represented in the sand (behind the subject). This shot captures Sofía with her hair blowing, looking off into the distance but still captures the precision found within the line in the background.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2016
Date Uploaded: 12.2016
Photo Location: San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Copyright: © James Cason