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Unbelievable and super hard to articulate the beauty and diversity of the Bolivian southwest corner.

 

playing with reflections - Salar de Uyuni

playing with reflections - Salar de Uyuni

The obvious one, Salar de Uyuni - otherwise known as the worlds largest salt flat.  Which pretty much equals blinding blue and white, with the bizarre and beautiful fish island.  First up it's an island that you drive to, second filled with cactus that look soft and huggable (don't be fooled) and coral; third only two species live on it - well 3 if you count 2 pet llamas - finches and rabbits.

salt plates formed by temperature changes between day and night 

salt plates formed by temperature changes between day and night 

Isla Incahausi  

Isla Incahausi  

Deserts ringed by volcanoes, with other worldly rock formations.  And Dali's inspiration.

Dali: it all makes sense... 

Dali: it all makes sense... 

mirandaesque (there's a lot out of shot)

mirandaesque (there's a lot out of shot)

Thermal geysers complete with shooting stars, red lagoons filled with flamingoes, and aquamarine lakes.

who contributes the red? 

who contributes the red? 

Train graveyards complete with more of the brilliant Bolivian graffiti.

 

Uyuni carriage art

Uyuni carriage art

Uyuni wreckery and art (favourites)

Uyuni wreckery and art (favourites)