November 15, 2013

Huayna Picchu, Peru

Photograph by Guillaume Flandre, National Geographic Your Shot

Your Shot community member Guillaume Flandre took this photo on the slopes of Huayna Picchu mountain, which overlooks Machu Picchu in Peru. "We were out of water when we arrived at the bottom of the sacred Huayna Picchu mountain," he writes. "We still decided we had to climb that mountain and do it the hard way so we could benefit from an even more amazing view. The slope was incredibly steep and it had rained so the steps were very slippery, but that unique view of the Sacred Valley was worth every effort!"

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