16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Vicuna watching the tourists arrive on the Chilean-Bolivian border

The vicuna is the wild relative of the domesticated alpaca, and lives in the same high, cold parts of the Andes mountains. This photo was taken right at the Chilean-Bolivian border, where tourists cross from San Pedro de Atacama into the fantastic volcano fields and salt flats of the high Andes.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2017
Date Uploaded: 10.2018
Photo Location: Chilean-Bolivian Border Crossing, Chile
Camera: NIKON D5500
Copyright: © Kathleen Huggins