Isla Incahuasi – Salar de Uyuni

Once an ancient lake the ‘Salar de Uyuni’  was formed as a result of transformations between several prehistoric lakes. It is covered by a few meters of salt crust, which has an extraordinary flatness with the average elevation variations within one meter over the entire area of the Salar. The crust serves as a source of salt and covers a pool of brine, which is exceptionally rich in lithium. It contains 50% to 70% of the world’s known lithium reserves,which is in the process of being extracted. The large area, clear skies, and exceptional flatness of the surface make the Salar an ideal object for calibrating the altimeters of Earth observation satellites. (Wikipedia)
Incahuasi has a total area of 24.62 hectares (61 acres) and hosts gigantic cacti (Trichocereus pasacana). There are unusual and fragile coral-like structures and deposits that often consist of fossils and algae. The place is the top of the remains of an ancient volcano, which was submerged when the area was part of a giant prehistoric lake, roughly 40,000 years ago.

Uyuni: volcanoes and deserts

Serkhe Khollu: Four views of an Andean Mountain

Andean Light, three lakes and a marshland

I have just posted a new slide show with 4 images: the Cordillera Tres Cruces. Please follow this link to view the other. (https://molinabarrios.com)

Laguna in Quimsa Cruz

Lullingstone

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Andean landscapes – 32 images

I have posted a new slide show, a summary of some of my landscape photos taken in October 2015.

Some of these images will be selected for Pachamama – Honouring Mother Earth, an event taking place on the 26th of February at RichMix, Shoreditch, organised by Celebrate Life.

Please follow this link to view the other images https://molinabarrios.com/photos/andean-landscapes-32-images/

Here three images of that collection:

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Where the air is thin

I have posted a new collection of 10 photographs on high altitude dwellings.

Please follow this link to view the other 10 in slide show format: https://molinabarrios.com/photos/where-the-air-is-thin/

Here is a sample of 3 images

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