Snaps from Salar de Uyuni

After two wonderful days in Eduardo Avaroa National reserve, looking at colorful mountains and lakes, and spotting hundreds of flamingoes, we finally reached the highlight of our trip, the big wast salt flats of Uyuni, except it wasn’t the highlight I had expected. As I mentioned in my last post, I have been there once before, with my family, and the views stunned me. That time we were blessed with a clear blue sky (at least one of the days, we spent two days on/near the salt flats), dotted with some decorative clouds, the ground was a white flat stretch with intricate hexagon patterns all over, and I took this huge panorama that still to this day is one of my favorites.

Salar de Uyuni panorama, Bolivia

This time, on the other hand, the sky was just one white backdrop most of the time, blending with the salt flats in stead of making a great contrast, and a rainfall the night before had washed away most of the hexagons. Don’t misunderstand me, the salt flats were still great, they were still beautiful, white and endless, but last time was so perfect that I guess nothing can compare with it (except maybe going there at the end of the rainy season, I really want to do that one day, when the flats turn into one big, gigantic mirror).

The first two, and last three pictures in this post are from last time I visited the salt flats and Uyuni.

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Sunrise, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

sunrise, salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Train graveyard, Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni, Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia