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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Tres Marias

The Atacama Desert is the driest desert in the world. The surface of the desert is covered with salt, and in the past there was a large salt mine. It is said that Tres Marias, one of the specialties here, symbolizes the Virgin Mary. It looks good with the surrounding scenery and the blue sky and leaves it in the photograph.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 08.2018
Photo Location: San pedro de Atacama, Chile
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Copyright: © JunYoung Chung