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man working in the salt ponds of Salinas de Maras, Peru
September 11, 2014

Savoring Chance

Terraced salt pans dip into the Sacred Valley north of Cusco, Peru. Your Shot member Cedric Favero wanted to give an idea of the dimension of the site, called the Salinas de Maras. “The few workers on-site were too far away or kneeling,” he writes. “I moved around looking for someone and found this worker walking on the edges of the ponds. I waited until he reached this larger pond, where his silhouette would be detached from the background.”

Favero’s picture recently appeared in Your Shot’s Daily Dozen.

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Photograph by Cedric Favero, National Geographic Your Shot

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