worlds largest salt flat

The luminous purple sky is mirrored in the thin sheet of water across the world’s largest salt flat, Salar de Uyuni, in Bolivia.

Photograph by Xiaohua Zhao

(TheGuardian)

“Those who see the cosmic perspective as a depressing outlook, they really need to reassess how they think about the world. Because when I look up in the universe, I know I’m small but I’m also big. I’m big because I’m connected to the universe, and the universe is connected to me.”  
Neil deGrasse Tyson

(Image credit: ‘The Mirrored Night Sky’ by Xiaohua Zhao taken at the world’s largest salt flat in Bolivia)

“The Mirrored Night Sky”, by Xiaohua Zhao, China

“An enthralled stargazer is immersed in the stars as the luminous purple sky is mirrored in the thin sheet of water across the world’s largest salt flat, Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia.” – Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015

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Salar de Uyuni is a magical place. When covered by water, the world’s largest salt flat becomes a mirror, and anyone walking across it appears to be walking on clouds.

The Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia is the world’s largest salt flat, and a dream location for photographers hunting for that special shot. Photographer Daniel Kordan captured this set of photos showing the Milky Way being reflected by the flooded plain

This photo isn’t magic, or photoshop. It’s Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat, spanning more than 4,500 miles in southwest Bolivia. The massive salt flat was formed by two prehistoric lakes drying up, leaving behind large deposits of salt from the surrounding mountains. In the summer, the flat becomes a giant puddle, and the “world’s largest mirror.” (📷: @taste4tequila #regram)

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