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A truly magical place. Small amounts of salt are gathered to take to the procesing plants. There are also pilot plants to process lithium since the Salar is the greatest reserve of this mineral of the world.

from Living the Dream

How to Take the Best Perspective Photos at the Uyuni Salt Flats

How to Take the Best Perspective Photos at the Uyuni Salt Flats: Our excitement could not be contained as we watched the sun rise over the vast plain of salt that is almost as large as some small European countries. Here we show you how to get the best shots.

Tourists bathe in hot springs near the small village of Agua Brava, near the Uyuni salt flats, Potosi, Bolivia. (Martin Bernetti - AFP/Getty Images)

from My Modern Met

Photographer Captures the Milky Way Mirrored on Earth at the World’s Largest Salt Flat

from My Modern Met

Photographer Captures the Milky Way Mirrored on Earth at the World’s Largest Salt Flat

Salt flats around the globe are known for their intoxicating visuals and otherworldly feel. Russian photographer Daniel Kordan recently made the trek to Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia—the world’s largest salt flat—and shot the Milky Way as it reflected off of the mineral-covered plain. “There are not so many places in the world where you can enjoy absolute dark sky,” Kordan tells us in an email. “Light pollution is in the cities and even small villages.” The results are a stunning fusion of the…

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia. This is the Earth’s biggest salt flat at 10,582 square kilometers. Because this place is so eerily reflective, it can make the sky above seem to truly go on and on! Try this place on for size when you really want to feel your smallness.

LAPAX, BOLIVIA Traveled from Argentina to Bolivia. It’s quite cheap, and despite it being a small country in comparison to some of its neighbors, there are many interesting places to see. My favorite spots were Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat, Lake Titicaca on the border of Bolivia, and the cities of Sucre and La Paz. I also loved the Bolivian markets! They had some the best fruit I had ever tasted and were great for people-watching.