Eat your heart out, Photoshop. A massive visual trick pulled by Mother Nature trumps, we feel, all of your fancy filters and gimmicks. The Salar de Uyuni (Uyuni Salt Flats) in Bolivia is a 4,000-square-mile pan of salt crust, formed from prehistoric lakes and inhospitably tucked more than two miles above sea level. Dried out, it looks like this:
But when seasonal flooding provides a thin sheet of water over the entire surface, you have what is essentially one gi-normous mirror.
The source of the images here is a photo series presented in the UK's Daily Mail, which is currently drawing attention to the site. But the Salar de Uyuni has been on travelers' radars for years, and in the next entry we'll look at some unusual results of that attention.