The vast salt flats of Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia, are an undisputed Instagram playground. Breathtakingly beautiful landscapes mixed with creative genius and a few simple props = absolute photography gold.
These crème de la crème Instagram images (and some fun Salar de Uyuni facts to inspire your imagination) are guaranteed to give you a LOL, not to mention provide ideas on how to up your own prop game for when you visit the iconic salt flats…
Spanning 12,000 sq km (4633 sq mi), Salar de Uyuni is the largest salt flat in the world.
It was part of a prehistoric salt lake, Lago Minchín, which once covered most of southwest Bolivia.
The landscape is entirely flat except for a few small ‘islands’ such as Isla Incahuasi.
The incredible beauty of this vast salt desert makes it one of South America’s most awe-inspiring spectacles.
At times the salt flat is covered in very clear water, making it the largest natural mirror in the world.
An estimated 11 billion tons of salt is believed to be within Salar de Uyuni.
NASA uses Salar de Uyuni to figure out the positioning of their satellites.
Approximately 70% of the world’s lithium reserves are found in Salar de Uyuni with an entire industry devoted to its extraction.
One of the most popular attractions in Salar de Uyuni is a cemetery for trains. It contains all the trains that were used in mining during the 1940s.
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