Uyuni Salt Flats

Trip Start Aug 25, 2008
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Trip End Dec 16, 2008


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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The Uyuni Salar is the largest salt flat in the world and one of the most bizare places on the planet.  It's 4,000 square miles of perfectly flat white salt at 12,000 feet above sea level and surrounded by volcanoes.  That's about half the size of Lake Erie!

And we took a land cruiser out to play!

Unfortunately, we went out on a dry day.  When it rains, the Salar is also the world's largest mirror - they even use it to calibrate satellites it is so perfectly flat and reflective. 

You lose all depth perception on the Salar - since it is so dry, there is no atmospheric haze.  All you see is a flat horizon of white and blue.  So we had some fun with the camera: 

 








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