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‍The photo was taken from the viewing point of Santa Lucia Utalan, Solola, Guatemaya, in February 2020. It overlooks Lake Atitlan, down into the village of San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemaya. I went there to study and learn from Mayan elders during the time of Wayeb, a time out of time, which is a period of five days in which to reflect about the previous year as well as to prepare physically, mentally, and spiritually to receive the energies of the new year according to the cosmovision of the Mayans. I chose this photo because it is during a season when I was reclaiming my deep wild nature back into a celebration of life and beauty. Credit: Everett Atlas.