Published On: Sat, Jul 28th, 2012

Salar de Uyuni: Natural Mirror Of The Earth

Salar de Uyuni

Salar de Uyuni

Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flatland as vast as 4,086 square miles (10,582 kilometers). It is an interesting place in southwest Bolivia which gets covered with a thin layer of water. When it gets covered with water, it turns into the largest mirror on earth, as these photos recently taken by Takaki Watanabe show.

Salar de Uyuni stays dry, covered with several feet of salt for most of the year, except for a few days when it rains and it turns into an amazing masterpiece. Salar de Uyuni was formed by several prehistoric lakes which transformed 30,000 to 42,000 years ago.

Although, it looks very hot there but it’s actually not. Temperature at Salar de Uyuni ranges from 13ºC to 21ºC (55ºF to 70ºF).

The most interesting part about Salar de Uyuni is that it is a major breeding ground for pink flamingos. Watching flock of thousands of flamingos flying over this perfect amazing mirror is like a dream. It is a place everyone would love to see.


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Source: gizmodo.com

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