Bolivia’s Salt Flats – Where the Sky and Ground Merge

Bolivia’s Salt Flats or Salar de Uyuni ir the world’s largest salt flat of 10,582 square kilometres (4,086 sq mi). It’s located in the Potosí and Oruro departments in southwest Bolivia at an altitude of 3,656 meters (11,995 ft) above sea level. This phenomenon was formed as a result of transformations between several prehistoric lakes.

It’s 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. Due to exceptional flatness, even the Earth satellites are able to calibrate their altimeters according to the Salar’s surface.

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This wonderful phenomenon make a whole surface of thousands square kilometres look like a huge mirror where it’s almost impossible to distinguish where the sky ends and the ground begins. It’s a great attraction for tourists and even greater exploration opportunity for photographers. For this reason, we have gathered a whole collection of the best photographs from Bolivia’s Salt Flats.  Just don’t get confused!

Awandering-Photo

Photo credits: Awandering Photo

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Photo credits: Colby Brown

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Photo credits: Corbis

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Photo credits: Dan Cuellar

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Photo credits:Dan White

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Photo credits: Edu

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Photo credits: Gustavo Cabrera Rivera

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Photo credits: Guy Nester

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Photo credits: Joel Santos

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Photo credits: Joel Santos

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Photo credits: Joel Santos

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Photo credits: Kim Schandorf

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Photo credits: Life Wontwait

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Photo credits: Luca Galuzzi

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Photo credits: Rob Lafreniere

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Photo credits: Victoria Rogotneva