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Dog Days
Photograph by Amy Toensing

Beating the heat, sisters Yanalleismarys, in white, and Karla Arroyo splash in the backyard pool at their home in Corozal in the central mountains. Though famous for its beaches, Puerto Rico is largely mountainous, with some peaks topping 3,400 feet (1,000 meters). High altitude doesn't spare Corozal from searing summer heat. "At night," says mom Marilyn Arroyo, "we drag a mattress out to the back yard to stay cool."

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F100
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia
Lens: 20mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/8

Weather Conditions: Hot and cloudy
Time of Day: Midday
Lighting Techniques: Natural light

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