March 27, 2011

Maras, Peru

Photograph by Robert Clark, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

The terraced pools of mineral-laden water at Maras produce salt by evaporation, as they did in the time of the Inca. The ancient community nearby was called Kachi, "salt" in the local language.

See more photographs from the April 2011 feature story "Lofty Ambitions of the Inca."


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