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A family tending their salt pond at Salinas de Maras in Peru

Peru's Sacred Valley has the ancient salt pond that are still in use today. Salinas de Maras is now a community-driven, low-tech industry existing unbroken for more than eight hundred years. The people harness the hot water springs from the mountain and use evaporation to get various salts: from cooking salts to mineral and bath salts. It is a community-driven enterprise, paying more than other industries this place that is rich with history and time has almost forgotten.

TAGS: Nature, Peru, Salt

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© Aparna Varadharajan.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2017
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Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: Aug. 25, 2017, 4:01 p.m.
Camera Make: Panasonic
Camera Model: DMC-ZS50
Focal Length: 30.9mm
Shutter Speed: 1/250
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO80
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