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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Lushness of Vinales Valley

A stunning, cultural landscape in the heart of Cuba's Pinar del Río Province. With a backdrop of boulder-like hilltops and lush, green vegetation, the view of Vinales Valley literally brought a tear to my eye..it was so stunningly beautiful, that I was moved with joy. This shot was taken at the end of a day-long excursion in the Pinar province. The small farm/tobacco buildings in the center of the clearing give context to the vastness of the site...which extends to 50 square miles. A must see in Cuba!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Viñales, Cuba
Camera: iPhone 6 Plus
Copyright: © Trevor Holland