Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats: Bolivia

Words.  Sometimes they can be used to paint a picture so vivid and clear they are almost better than a picture.  In Bolivia, home to Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flats on planet earth I couldn’t possibly begin to describe the sheer beauty my eyes were lucky enough to take in for a few days.  Only a camera can come remotely close to portraying the strange landscapes of an ancient sea that dried up to form massive plains of salt surrounded by natural wonders that can only be described as out-of-this-world.  With one sentence per picture I present to you the great Salar de Uyuni…

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

An ancient island of the Incas, now a peculiar cactus riddled land mass poking out of a never-ending plain of salt.

Salar de Uyuni Flags

People come from far and wide to splendor at its wonder.

Bolivia Salt Flats Flamingo

Flamingos glide above the glasslike puddles stretching toward the salt and mountains.

Alpacas Salar de Uyuni

Llama and Alpaca graze along the grassy wetlands at the foot of a volcano.

Bolivian Salt Flats Road

The path to adventure…

Salar de Uyuni Desert

An altitude where the desert meets the snow.

Laguna Colorado Bolivia

One the shores of murky red waters.

Uyuni Bolivia Salt Flats

No animals should exist in this barren world where the flamingos thrive.

Boliva Salt Flats Uyuni

An endless desert where even a shadow appreciates a cold beer.

Bolivian Salt Flats Bathroom

But also needs a place to use the bathroom.

Salt Flats in Bolivia

A great place to reflect on things.

Train Graveyard Uyuni Bolivia

The journey, that’s life…

Written by Alex Vere-Nicoll

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