Salar de Atacama

Salt Flats with the Andes behind
Salt Flats with the Andes behind

We headed out into the Atacama desert today and out first stop was to the see the Salar de Atacama, the huge expanse of short flats. I had for some reason expected these to be flat, smooth and white, and while they look flat and white from a distance they are certainly not smooth, as you can see from the pictures. They are however extraordinary in their scale and extent.

Close up of the Salt Flats
Close up of the Salt Flats

 

Smoke rising from one of Chile's many active volcanoes
Smoke rising from one of Chile’s many active volcanoes

 

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