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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Amazing Salt Flat In Bolivia..

 

  Scrolling the interwebz this morning I happened across this gif:

 

at over four thousand square miles, and with a variation in surface elevation of less than a metre, bolivia’s salar de uyuni, when covered in a few centimetres of water, is the world’s largest mirror.


 So, I did some searching for salar de uyani.

Spreading out over 11,000-sq.-km, Salar de Uyuni is the largest salt flat in the world. An endless sheet of hexagonal tiles (created by the crystalline nature of the salt), dotted with pyramids of salt, Bolivia’s salt flats are a dazzling display of nature’s magic.

Despite the desert dryness, freezing night temperatures, and fierce desert sun, this landscape is not devoid of life. Pink flamingos, ancient cacti, and rare hummingbirds all live in the Salar de Uyuni.

During the wet season, which is roughly from November to April, the salt desert is transformed into an enormous salt lake, albeit one that is only six to twenty inches deep, traversable by both boat and truck. During this time, the shallow salt lake perfectly mirrors the sky, creating bizarre illusions of infinity.


 


 

6 comments:

  1. The things one learns on Irish's blog

    Nemo

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  2. C'mon, face it - God does good work!

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  3. I drove my MGB around a dry lake in the Mojave desert once. then I washed it

    the brown dust reappeared. I washed it
    the brown dust reappeared. I washed it
    the brown dust reappeared. I washed it
    the brown dust reappeared. I washed it


    if you just have to drive on a dry lake, use a rented car.

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    1. Did you pressure wash the wheel wells and underneath the vehicle? Maybe some was hiding in the hood and trunk...

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  4. It must be mind blowing to be able to see the Milky Way like that.
    Here next to the city of Portland I am lucky to see the Big Dipper when it isn't cloudy because of all of the light pollution

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