Sat, Jul 16, 2016  

Bolivia: Salar de Uyuni - The World's Largest Natural Mirror


Believe it or not, this dreamy landscape that seems to have come out of a sci-fi movie actually exists. It’s called Salar de Uyuni or the Uyuni Salt flats located in the dry desert region of Southern Bolivia. On regular sunny days it’s just a vast stretch of pure white nothingness. But just a little rainfall turns this place into the largest mirror in the world that seems to go on to infinity.

Salar de Uyuni is the larger one of the two salt flats that remained when the giant prehistoric Lake Minchin dried up. Known as the world’s largest salt flat, it stretches up to 10,582 square kilometers in size. It’s also located very near the peak of the Andes at 3,650 kilometers in altitude, which means that it’s actually in the sky as much as it is an extension of it. Crazy awesome.

 

Photo by: Ian Carvell

 

 

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