Salt Flat Photos – Uyuni, Bolivia
The most famous Bolivian Salt Flats (the Salar de Uyuni) are one of the most “out of this world” places on earth, and as you may know salt flat photos are some of the most fun to take thanks to the flat surface. It is just miles and miles of seemingly endless, perfectly flat, salt. It is one of the few places on earth where one can actually see the natural curvature of the earth’s surface from a land setting. Because of the freezing and thawing processes of the high altitude salt flats amazing hexagon shapes crack themselves into the thick layers of the salt. On the edge of salar there are pyramid shaped mounds of salt which are left to dry for later processing. Further into the skating rink-like scenery sites a hotel made nearly entirely of salt, and then, here on this lake of salt 3600 meters above sea level, there is an island filled with tall cacti dating back to births of over a hundred years ago. Just about anywhere you go on these blinding salt flats you can see people sprawled out in all sorts of funny positions hoping to take advantage of the perspective gained by the flat earth; some of the photos taken here are priceless. In all, the Salar de Uyuni will leave you unforgettable moments to coincide with the amazingly fun pictures you get.
It’s a bit of an art, taking salt flat photos, but it’s a whole lot of fun. You can honestly find yourself out there for hours taking pictures!
Here is just a small sample: