Salar de Uyuni: shortly after sunrise

The Salar de Uyuni is the largest salt flat in the world, located in southern Bolivia.

 

At 10,582 square kilometers and at an altitude of 3,656 metres, it is covered by a few metres of salt crust, which has an extraordinary flatness: the average altitude variation is within one metre over the entire area of the Salar. This flatness, combined with high albedo, makes it a standard for measuring relative altitude from space.

 

As well as all that, it's a fantastically beautiful place to be; a stunning landscape!

 

Blog posting on just how stunning the Atacama desert and Bolivian Altiplano are.

 

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  • Giovanni Pilone 5y

    Mi sa che ci devo proprio andare in Bolivia
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  • Giovanni Pilone 5y

    Questa è una foto assolutamente meravigliosa. Intanto per il grandangolo, poi per la texture, il chiaroscuro e la luce alla base della catena montuosa. Tutta la composizione è perfettamente bilanciata. Un capolavoro!
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    I have no idea what happening to me...did not see all Your awesome shots ....
    sorry for that :)
    but really I enjoy your shots :)
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    Muchas gracias por agregar tu foto al grupo
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  • Klasdja Eclectic Imagery 5y

    Radical image. I envy your travels.
  • Andrea Loria 5y

    a place that i definitely have to see, possibly before they'll start to exploit it massively for the lithium extraction.
  • Elidor. 5y

    Stunning. the light and shadows have made this so striking and dramatic.
  • Wouter Rietberg PRO 5y

    Nice. The extreme straight horizon and the snow-like salt plain. And the nice soft tones of the mountains. Instant fave...
  • Mike Beauregard PRO 5y

    brilliant planet earth landscape

    lines in the saltpan lead the eye to an uber horizon
  • Paul Baggaley PRO 5y

    Stunning, I like the nice low angle which shows the details in the salt. Looks cold!?!
  • Jacquie Akroyd PRO 4y

    Again a beautiful vista.
  • sebastian cano 4y

    hermoso!
  • abercolin 4y

    Fantastic, and looking very diferent from when I was there recently!
  • Ben Robson 4y

    This is fantastic - it's 2am, but I look forward to looking through more of your gallery later :D
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  • Gabriel Lakey 4y

    Wow, Mike! Such an incredible and other-wordly image. Excellent detail and precision in your composition here. It seems like you've visited many incredible locations throughout the world. Great work!
  • Sean Lewis PRO 4y

    Excellent image (set of images actually) of a part of the world I've always wanted to visit.
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Taken on March 21, 2010
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