Salar de Uyuni, which translates roughly to "enclosed salt flat". Uyuni is an Amara (one of the indigenous people of the Andes) word, Salar is Spanish. These are the largest salt flats in the world, with a total area of over 10,000 km or 4,000 mi.
Totally looks like ice forming. Which I guess makes sense, since they are both white crystals.
This building is made from blocks of salt!
An island in the middle of the salt.
This is where we stayed the first night, also made out of salt.
Train line heading to Chile.
Looks like some alien infestation... Apparently it's just moss though.
That's an active volcano, see the little puff of vapor on the left?
Apparently the flamingos here turn pink because of high levels of beta-carotene in the algae they eat.
A mix of sulfur and microbes give this lagoon is strange colors.
This woman was the only other person on my tour who spoke English. Needless to say, she was my best friend!
This area is volcanic, and much like Yellowstone in the US, there are steam vents, sulfurous hot springs and geysers all over this valley.
The largest vent we saw.
A natural hot spring in the middle of nowhere.
They call these the Salvador Dali Rocks, but I'm not quite sure why.
The greenish color of this lagoon is due to high levels of arsenic, which is why there are no flamingos in it.
Dog head rocks.
Nuts how straight some of these vertical cracks are.
This is supposed to looks like a head, though I think it's a bit of a stretch.