12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Thirsty Cows

I was hiking a 5 day hike through the Salkantay Pass in Peru to Machu Picchu. The mountain in the background is Salkantay, a mountain that the Peruvian people in the villages near by refer to as 'Apu', or God. Here I was able to capture two cows drinking out of the irrigation system which provides people in the villages with water.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Soraypampa, Peru
Camera: NIKON D3000
Copyright: © Jessie Zahner