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Photo of the Day – Cactus of Incahuasi Island – Salar de Uyuni, BoliviaI have already posted a couple photos of Salar de Uyuni (here and here), but this time the photo comes from an ‘island’ in the middle of the Salar. This island is a strange growth somewhere in the middle of the Salar where there are rocks and tons of giant cactus!
Not only is it a cool place to check out, but it’s nice because it gives you a place to get a tiny bit of altitude to really understand just how big the Salar is. In the picture you’ll notice a mountain in the distance. Yes, a mountain that barely sticks out of the horizon. This should help give you some perspective of just how vast the Salar is.
Photo of the Day – Salt Flat Tiles – Salar de Uyuni, BoliviaThe hexagonal shape that seems to be endless and perfectly laid out across Salar de Uyuni (the world’s largest salt flat) brings me back to my days in Chemistry. This is a repeated pattern in nature (think honeycomb from bees) and it was extremely apparent in this case. A trip to the Salar is surely one that you will not forget as it is incredibly unique.
Have you been to Salar de Uyuni or another salt flat? What did you think?
Photo of the Day – Salar de Uyuni Train Graveyard – Salar de Uyuni, BoliviaNo, this is not a movie set or part of a museum, this train is actually sitting on the outskirts of the World’s Largest Salt Flat in Bolivia. The trains were originally used to haul salt from the flat into nearby towns and cities so that it could be distributed. In the 1940s, when the mining industry collapsed in the area, the trains were left in place. Today these rusted trains serve as a kind of snap shot of history and a pretty unique place to take photographs.
Where else in the world have you come upon massive objects that were left to ‘die’?