15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Glacier mountains during the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu.
A delicate blonde English girl wakes up to snow capped mountains on the second day of a four day trek to Machu Picchu. Beginning in the glacier mountains at a high altitude then trek then continues towards the Amazon eventually reaching the 15th century stone complex Machu Picchu; once hidden high in a cloud forest now bombarded with tourists attempting the historic Inca pilgrimage.
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