Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat and home to a rich source of lithium.  The flatness of the salt crust and the clear skies overhead makes the surface extra luminous–great for calibrating satellites and as reflective as ice when wet.


Walking on clouds.


Beautiful for viewing and satellite calibration.

The best time to visit is between December and March if you want to see the world’s largest mirror, or between July and November if you want to see it dry.  Apparently the “mirror season” is difficult on footwear, so don’t wear your favourite shoes.


Mounds of salt reflected in the water.


Dancing on air.

6 thoughts on “Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

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