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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Sunset next to the buzzard

In the north of Peru in the city of Motupe (Lambayeque) there is a hill well known for being used as a place where shaman witches from various areas of the country come or went to celebrate magical ceremonies. The hill is called La Vieja (the old woman) and on the top of this hill hundreds of gallinazos (vultures) live naturally. The rocks are impregnated with their white debris.

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Date Taken: 11.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © David Martín Huamaní Bedoya