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Mar Chiquita and Salinas Grandes by Andes Mountains, Argentina – June 26th, 2010

26.8S 65.2W

June 26th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Salt Flats

Argentina - June 6th, 2010

Argentina - June 6th, 2010

The Andes Mountains extend vertically across the left side of this image of Argentina. Visible as a grey circular area amidst the green of a valley below the mountains is the city of San Miguel de Tucumán.

Moving to the south, two large, greyish white expanses can be observed. These are the salt flats of the Salinas Grandes. In the lower right corner, also showing some whitish salt flats on its northeastern banks, is Mar Chiquita, the largest natural salt lake in Argentina.

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