I was in Colca Canyon in winter (Latin American summer) of 2010. I almost prefer this trip to Machu Picchu because it’s a little less swarming with well-meaning tourists. If you get to go to el Perú, don’t miss it.
Pictures are my own, with very little retouching. The light does amazing things.
And just to prove that there is very little retouching, check out this picture of the girls with whom I was traveling, and note the lighting in the back. C’est real!