Salineras de Maras
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Just Another Day In The Fields
Comprised of over 2,000 small salt wells, the "Salineras de Maras" have provided a steady source of salt for residents of Peru's Sacred Valley since potentially before the days of the Inca. Diverting water from a naturally salty spring, small puddles are slowly allowed to accumulate and ultimately, evaporate in the warm Peruvian sun. What's left behind are mounds of natural salt which are still harvested by hand and sold to local markets. Here, two colorfully dressed salt farmers toil during another day in the fields.
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