For a truly out-of-this-world travel destination, it’s hard to compare the Salar de Uyuni. The 4,000-square-mile salt flats were formed by prehistoric lakes millions of years ago. Visitors travel in 4×4 vehicles across the largest salt flats in the world to visit locally created structures made entirely from bricks of salt. The salt flats are at their most dazzling after rain, when water sitting atop the salt acts like a massive mirror, perfectly reflecting the sky and all above.
1. Salar de Uyuni bike trip
13 Awesome Photos from a Bolivian Salt Flat Tour
The photos are arranged by time of day starting at sunrise and ending at midnight. So you’ll get to see what the salt flats look like at all hours of the day.
2. Salt Flats Llama Encounter
Daytime Photos from a Bolivian Salt Flat Tour
Most travelers photograph the salt flats with “perspective” shots, where one object appears small compared to another like a trinket, or a person larger than other people. I was able to get quite a few good ones with our friend Lucy the llama.
3. salt flat photo ideas
4. salt flats geometric shapes
When it rains on the salt flats
During the rainy season, the salt flats will be covered by a thin layer of water creating a mirror-like appearance. The sky and objects all around are reflected in the water creating a spectacular scene.
5. A Cloudy Day on the Salt Flats in Uyuni
6. Salt pile pyramids
7. unbelievable mountain reflections
8. Lifting the sun up
Sunset Photos – Bolivian Salt Flat Tour
Playing with the perspective of the sun, sunset photos can make for some beautiful scenery. Make sure your tour stays long enough to see the sunset on the salt flats so you don’t miss this gorgeous sight.
9. The rainbow world of Uyuni
10. the sunset proposal
Night Photos from a Bolivian Salt Flat Tour
Capturing the milky way in the night sky across the salt flats is magical. The reflections of the stars off of the water make you feel as if you’re in a fairytale. No matter which time of year you visit, rain or no rain, the night sky is beautiful and not to be missed.