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Sunset in the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia 14th November 2010

5 Responses to “Sunset in the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia”

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    Testing. 1, 2, 3. Testing.
    Love this photo!!!

    admin Reply:

    @mc, Thanks MC, both for testing as well as your comments :)
    It seems to work now, let’s see if the many pageviews will result in more comments! Abrazo desde Bolivia, H&I

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    Un seul mot: GEANT !

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    Oscar Ramos:

    Fantastics colors … I was there two years ago and this shot drive me there again …

    admin Reply:

    @Oscar Ramos, Thanks Oscar, it is a wild and beautiful place. And it is the best road in Bolivia if you are a cyclist :)

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Sunset in the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

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The Salar de Uyuni is the largest Salt lake in the world and a perfect place for cycling :)

From WikiPedia:

Salar de Uyuni (or Salar de Tunupa) is the world’s largest salt flat at 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 sq mi). It is located in the Potosí and Oruro departments in southwest Bolivia, near the crest of the Andes, and is elevated 3,656 meters (11,995 ft) above the mean sea level.[1] The Salar was formed as a result of transformations between several prehistoric lakes. It is 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. The crust serves as a source of salt and covers a pool of brine, which is exceptionally rich in lithium. It contains 50 to 70% of the world’s lithium reserves,[2] which has yet to be extracted. The large area, clear skies and exceptional surface flatness make the Salar an ideal object for calibrating the altimeters of the Earth observation satellites.[3][4][5][6][7] The Salar serves as the major transport route across the Bolivian Altiplano and is a major breeding ground for several species of pink flamingos.

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