Valle de la Luna, Chile

 by Joseph Lamps

by Joseph Lamps

This photo was taken in Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon) in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, last August. I did a summer study abroad program in Buenos Aires and afterwards took the opportunity to travel around Argentina and Chile. I went to the Atacama Desert because it's the driest (non-polar) desert on earth, surrounded by nearly 6000 meter tall volcanos, and I could see the desert by bike instead of having to buy tours.