18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Uros Floating Islands

Hundreds of years ago, the ancient indigenous Peruvian tribe of Uros fled the violent mainland to seek refuge in the lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. They started to build floating islands made of reeds, a natural resource vastly abundant in the lake, and that tradition still endures today.

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Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2020
Photo Location: Puno, Peru
Copyright: © Enrico Pescantini