The clowns of Salar de Uyuni

There were so many times on our drive from San Pedro de Atacama in Chile, through Eduardo Avaroa National reserve, to the salt flats of Uyuni in Bolivia that I wished we had more time, that we could have stopped for longer so that I could paint up some faces and take some clown pictures. Luckily I still managed to take some of Pip near the red lake at least, and after three day our tour was done, my two salt flat clowns (Pip and Natalie) and I decided to stay one day longer in Uyuni in hope of better weather, and to spend more time on the salt. They because they wanted more perspective shots, me because I wanted clowns – the thought of going to the salt flats for the second time in my life and not have a single clown picture was unbearable.

So for another day we stayed. We got a taxi driver to take us to the edge of the salt flats and wait for us for a couple of hours. The weather didn’t get better, but when it came to it, maybe it actually was to the best (for me at least), two lost clowns in a tore down building made of salt with a blue sky in the background? Nah, I don’t think so.

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