Salar de Uyuni is home to the world’s largest salt flats and makes for the most amazing photo shoot backdrop. If you search around the web you can find some pretty creative shots from Salar de Uyuni, so we decided to explore the space and snap some fun pix of our own.
As I’ve mentioned before, Salar de Uyuni is one of most breathtaking places I’ve ever had the opportunity of experiencing. Like Machu Picchu in Peru, Salar gives you this incredibly euphoric feeling and makes you appreciate how beautiful this world is.
The only thing I can really compare it to visually is a giant frozen lake with a perfectly flat snow cover across the surface. The snow is in fact salt, which covers more than 4,000 square miles. The salt actually carves crazy hexagon-like shapes into the surface because of the freezing and thawing process that exists at such a high altitude (the salt flats are almost 12,000 feet above sea level).
The Salar was formed as a result of transformations between several prehistoric lakes and it’s one of the few places on earth that you can see the natural curvature of the earth’s surface from ground level.
Enough information about Salar de Uyuni, enjoy the photos. If you have high cholesterol, please proceed with caution.
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Compare the Bolivian salt flats of Salar de Uyuni with the Argentinian salt flats of Salinas Grandes.