Salt Ponds, Peru

Category: Sense of Place


Photo and caption by Scott Belanger

These shallow ponds are found in the mountains of the Ancient Valley of the Incas near Cusco, Peru. Water of high mineral content is allowed to evaporate and the resulting salt is gathered for sale. Families throughout the region own one or more of these plots.

Location: Ancient Valley of the Incas, near Cusco, Peru


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