17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Sunset of Lake Titicaca

Titicaca Lake is the world’s highest navigable body of water and birthplace to the Inca civilization. Centuries ago, the indigenous tribe of Uros escaped the mainland into the lake, building floating islands out of reeds. A sunset in this place is magical, sacred, almost a religious moment, thanks to the highly reflective waters of Titicaca.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Puno, Peru
Camera: L1D-20c
Copyright: © Enrico Pescantini