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Salar de Atacama - Photo by Francesco Mocellin

Salar de Atacama - Photo by Francesco Mocellin

A peculiar, mesmerizing plain of jagged salt stretching beyond the horizon, the Salar de Atacama in the north of Chile is the largest salt flat in the country (and third largest in the world). Surrounded by steaming volcanoes and crimson coloured lunar landscapes. The salt flat was formed by water flowing from down from the surrounding mountain peaks and collecting in the Atacama Desert below. Unable to escape from this desert basin, the water evaporated, leaving behind deposits of crusted white and brown salt. (San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta, Chile)

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