Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia [Part Two]


During our three day 4WD expedition across Salar de Uyuni, we visited a variety of lakes. Most of the lakes we saw were home to flamingos. Because of their diet of algae, the flamingos get their classic pink and red shades. The first lake we stopped at was Laguna Canapa.


The second lake we visited was Laguna Hedionda.


The third lake, Laguna K’achi, was really more of a lookout point than anything.


Laguna Colorada is magnificent. It is known as the red lake for the red algae growing above.


Salar de Uyuni has a variety of extinct volcanoes, one of which is Volcan Ollague.


Desierto de Siloli is most notable for the “stone tree,” a rock formation that looks like a tree growing out of the desert floor.


Desierto Dali is named for the Spanish painter Salvador Dali because he used the Mars like landscape, specifically with a smattering of volcanic rocks, in a painting.


Isla Incahuasi is a rocky outcrop in Salar de Uyuni. This island is home to the century old cacti, a type of cactus that only grows one centimeter per year.


The highest elevation during our three day excursion was 4,850 meters where we found a selection of geysers. We even slept at 4,300 meters the last night of our trip.


We watched the sunset over the hot springs at our last lodging.


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