Natural World
arrow left arrow right
Bicycle specialists
The heart of the waterfall
Wildlife
Madrassa school in Bani
Wise Man
The twins - Castor & Pollux
Salt miner of the Salar
Structural colour in the Morpho Rhetenor
Industrial Stairs: Escher
The California nebula in Perseus
River
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Salar de Uyuni, Altiplano Boliviano
18th Century Sailing ship docked at Old Town Alexandria.
Part of the world imprisoned in barbed wire
2 impala drinking from a South African watering hole
The Lilly Bloom
The Hilltop view from the John H. Kerr Dam
Carousel horse on Brighton beach
Ring-necked Pheasant
The Sky Across the River
Island Road
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Vast, stunning, barren, harsh, surreal — all of these words characterise the southern Bolivia’s Salar the Uyuni and its surrounding high desert. It’s a stark and beautiful reminder of how small we humans are, particularly in the face of Mother Nature.  The beauty of motley mountains and chromatic lakes is in contrast with the hostility and harshness faced by people living in this environment.  There are few places on earth where people survive in such a high, cold and barren region as the Altiplano. "Isla de Pescadores" in the middle of the salt flats with mighty Tunupa volcano in the back.

TAGS: Bolivia

photographer avatar
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Member since 2014
Photo Information
Copyright:
© Matjaz Krivic.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2016
Total Views: 13
Filed Under: Natural World
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Nov. 15, 2016, 7:40 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal Length: 50mm
Shutter Speed: 1/3200
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO200
Report This
SMITHSONIAN.COM COLLECTIONS
PHOTO LOCATION Uyuni, Bolivia, Bolivia