A Peruvian Woman works the Maras Salt Terraces

Category: Travel Portraits


Photo and caption by Laura Grier

It was actually a National Geographic Article that sparked my journey to find this alien landscape outside of Cusco, Peru, called the Maras Salt Terraces. The Incas built these salt terraces a thousand years ago to separate salt from salt water and they are still being used and worked by local Peruvian families in the same way today. Amazing.

Location: Maras Salt Terraces-Cusco, Peru


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