Bolivia

Road Trip Across Southern Bolivia: A Photo Essay

Southern Bolivia is one of the most beautiful, if not barren landscapes I’ve ever seen. For an area that appears completely void of all things living, this colorful and dramatic landscape makes for a photographers dream. I spent 4 days traversing this alien world, traveling the well-trodden backpacker trail from San Pedro de Atacama in Northern Chile to the South Western town of Uyuni, Bolivia.

While the Salt Flats were the main attraction, the entire trip left my jaw dropped in awe that such diverse places could all exist on one planet. On our first day, as we were driving across a red, barren, dessert landscape, my friend joked that now we don’t have to visit Mars since it looked like we took a wrong turn and ended up on the red planet by accident. From dessert scape’s to lava fields, salt flats to colorful Laguna’s filled with flamingo’s, Bolivia is out of this world and I hope to return again one day.

Laguna Verde

Laguna Verde

Salar de Chalviri

Salar de Chalviri

Bolivia's martian landscape

Bolivia’s martian landscape

Approaching Laguna Colorada

Approaching Laguna Colorada

Wild Guanaco

Wild Guanaco

Overnight near Laguna Colorada

Overnight near Laguna Colorada

Laguna Colorada

Laguna Colorada

Arbol de Piedra - the infamous Salvador Dali rock

Arbol de Piedra – the infamous Salvador Dali rock

Bolivia's dessert landscape

Bolivia’s dessert landscape

Laguna Hedionda

Laguna Hedionda

Sunrise on Salar de Uyuni

Sunrise on Salar de Uyuni

View from the top of Isla Incahuasi (Cactus Island)

View from the top of Isla Incahuasi (Cactus Island)

Salar de Uyuni

Salar de Uyuni

Salar de Uyuni

Salar de Uyuni

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Train graveyard outside Uyuni

Train graveyard outside Uyuni

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