Salar de Uyuni: One of the largest natural ‘mirrors’ on the lap of our planet

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Accounting for an area of 10,582 sq km (4,086 sq miles), or half the size of Israel, the Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat. Located in southwest Bolivia, at an elevation of 3,656 meters (11,995 ft), the landscape in itself shows extraordinary flatness – with the average altitude variation being less than one meter. Furthermore, draped by a few meters of salt, the flatland also boasts of 50 to 70 percent of the world’s lithium reserves. However, beyond geographical and geological aspects, there is another feature that Salar de Uyuni is known for – and it entails the gloriously reflective capacity of its expansive surface.

Formed by a thin layer of water, especially during rainy and winter seasons, the entire surface sorts of morphs into a giant mirror that enchantingly reflects the glistening effects of the sky and its clouds. As photographer Enrique Pacheco show an incredible time-lapse at Salar de Uyuni, with is short film being aptly titled “Reflections From Uyuni”.

You can also check out this enticing video from Beautiful Places To See –

 

Via: PetaPixel

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