<p>This photo was taken at 4,000 meters above sea level on the high plains of southern Bolivia. In 2009-2010, I did a trip of a lifetime and cycled 12,500 kilometers across South America for one year. This photo means a lot to me and is a symbol of making a choice in life.</p><p><em>(This photo and caption were submitted to</em><em> </em><a href="http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/myshot/"><em>My Shot</em></a><em>.)</em></p>

Altiplano, Bolivia

This photo was taken at 4,000 meters above sea level on the high plains of southern Bolivia. In 2009-2010, I did a trip of a lifetime and cycled 12,500 kilometers across South America for one year. This photo means a lot to me and is a symbol of making a choice in life.

(This photo and caption were submitted to My Shot.)

Photograph by CarlDavid Granback, My Shot

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