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"Rhoway's"
autumn season
Abstract portrait, hair and movement
A girl with her graffiti
A road leading to a storm
Zebra formation
A sunset in Gradac town in Croatia
Meet Aba Gouri from Bani
Meet Arzuma Tiando, a gold miner
Mineral formations on Salar de Uyuni
Double trouble
Sunset over the Salar de Uyuni
Melancholy
Mero Bhai (My Brother)
Desert energy, Lithium pools of Bolivia
Girl spying through fence
Hanging by a thread
“Open Veins of Latin America”
Salt miner of Salar de Uyuni
Salt Miners of Salar de Uyuni
Lionesses strolling across the Mara at sunset
Act of nature Wildebeest mother looks on
In Unison Wildebeest migration
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Sunset over the Salar de Uyuni

Sunset over one of many islands on the salt flats of "Salar de Uyuni". 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 "Pacha Mama". The beauty of salt flats with it's islands, 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 and yet the striking people of indigenous Aymara tribe learned to make a living here centuries ago besides the pink flamingos, ancient cacti and the chinchillas.

TAGS: Bolivia, Island

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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© Matjaz Krivic.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2017
Total Views: 81
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 5, 2017, 6:02 a.m.
Camera Make: DJI
Camera Model: FC220
Focal Length: 4.7mm
Shutter Speed: 1/559
Aperture: f2.2
ISO: ISO100
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PHOTO LOCATION Uyuni, Bolivia, Bolivia