fredag 5. oktober 2012

Salar de Uyuni

Sometimes you realize that certain places has to be seen through bigger frames, like Salar de Uyuni. The amazing salt flat that we visited in Bolivia back in 2004. 

When I first started this blog I did not know how to make my pictures bigger, so now that I do there may be some older trips resurfacing. A trip brings out a lot of memories, and some of them deserve to be relived again and again..

Salar de Uyuni (or Salar de Tunupa) is the world's largest salt flat at 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 sq mi). It is located in the Potosí and Oruro departments in southwest Bolivia, near the crest of the Andes, and is at an elevation of 3,656 meters (11,995 ft) above mean sea level. The Salar was formed as a result of transformations between several prehistoric lakes. It is covered by a few meters of salt crust, which has an extraordinary flatness with the average altitude variations within one meter over the entire area of the Salar (Wikipedia). 

Beate is the photographer behind all my South America 2004 pictures as she was the only one with a digital camera at that time. 

This hotel is made of salt. 

The place had some enormous cactuses. 

The Salar serves as the major transport route across the Bolivian Altiplano and is a major breeding ground for several species of pink flamingos (Wikipedia).  

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