16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Upper Ruin

I went up Wayna Picchu in the morning and saw Machu Picchu in the clouds, and I was disappointed. Then, after having lunch, I wait for a while and the clouds start to move. So I went up to Recinto del Guardian to see the authentic Macchu Picchu. For the first time, I felt that the ruins were beautiful. I was staring at the ruins for 30 minutes with my friend.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2017
Date Uploaded: 08.2018
Photo Location: Aguas Calientes, Peru
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Copyright: © JunYoung Chung