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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Sunset on Fuego, Acatenango, and Agua

While traveling with family in Guatemala, we took a trip to climb Vocan Picaya. As we descended, the sun was setting, highlighting the nearby peaks of Volcan Fuego, Volcan Acatenango, and Volcan Agua. While we were climbing, Vocan Picaya had been sending up steam, and a few minutes after this shot, Fuego also sent up some steam. Four days prior, Fuego had erupted for the first time in several years; it would later erupt much more catastrophically.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Antigua, Guatemala
Camera: NIKON D5200
Copyright: © Alison Altergott