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Photography: [Big] Kids, Salt & Fun, where the sky and ground merge!

25 Apr

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Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat at 10,582 square kilometers. It is located in the Potosí and Oruro departments in southwest Bolivia, near the crest of the Andes and is at an elevation of 3,656 meters above mean sea level.

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The flats, located in Southern Bolivia near the country’s Tunupa volcano, and our recent family vacation destiny, make up the world’s largest salt desert.

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The Salar was formed as a result of transformations between several prehistoric lakes. It is covered by a few meters of salt crust, which has an extraordinary flatness.

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13 responses to “Photography: [Big] Kids, Salt & Fun, where the sky and ground merge!

  1. Cherise

    April 28, 2014 at 5:57 am

    Wow … beautiful place & beautiful family.

     
  2. Trilingual Mama

    April 26, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    These photos are so fun! Absolutely beautiful captures! I didn’t quite catch what the mounds are though. Fascinating and beautiful all the same.

     
    • 3rdCultureChildren

      April 26, 2014 at 11:47 pm

      Thanks. The mounds are pure salt. Fully. It’s the time of the year when salt is collected from the Salar – salt flats… :o and they offered great fun for the big little kids there! :o

       
  3. boliviainmyeyes

    April 25, 2014 at 10:45 am

    wow, I love your pictures! my favourite with the hippo:)

     
    • 3rdCultureChildren

      April 25, 2014 at 2:37 pm

      Thank you! Im sure our daughter was also thrilled when she saw the ‘result’ of her ‘chat with the hippo’! :o

       
  4. Chasing Butterflies: Sunshine and freedom

    April 25, 2014 at 5:17 am

    Absolutely lovely captures! The colours are so vibrant!

     
  5. Lucid Gypsy

    April 25, 2014 at 3:30 am

    What brilliant fun!

     
  6. frenchrobin

    April 25, 2014 at 2:26 am

    Love your photos!

     

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