Salar de Uyuni by Nightfall

Salar de Uyuni

I could name tons of conventionally beautiful bodies of salt water that I’d love to dip my feet into: The Dead Sea, The Great Lakes, the Pacific Ocean, and so on. Salt flats, however, are an entirely different story — an otherworldly natural confection. Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat, spanning over 4,000 square miles in Bolivia. Among cacti-lined islands and flamingo populations, the snow-white sea of salt looks as if it came straight out of a Salvador Dali painting. But this scene is no mirage- it’s a very real place that won’t disappear if you pinch yourself.

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia -- Weekday Wanderlust

Transforming: Salar de Uyuni is said to be most heavenly after rainfall

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