There's really no such thing as an "unaltered" photograph.
Unless you're going to pin a piece of undeveloped film to the wall. Certain film stock is designed to give exaggerated colours and there are film processing techniques (e.g. cross processing) to do the same.
A digital camera cannot detect colour directly, only intensity. Sensors have a mosaic of different coloured filters placed over the pixels to allow colour information to be inferred. Therefore "alteration" by demosaicing is absolutely necessary in order to generate a colour image. Colour saturation is simply a parameter of this process so the photographer is free to set as they please. And then go on to claim the image is "unaltered" as it hasn't been through Photoshop...
There are things you can do at capture time to increase the saturation, for example using a polarizing or graduated ND filter, being careful not to overexpose, avoiding lens flare, choosing your subject carefully, shooting when atmospheric conditions are at their best. But just don't be lead to believe that "unaltered" actually means anything.