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Lakes Titicaca and Poopó Near Salar de Uyuni, South America

15.7S 69.3W

September 5th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Salt Flats

Peru, Bolivia, Chile - August 12th, 2011

The large, dark blue body of water in the upper part of this image of South America is Lake Titicaca, shared by Peru and Bolivia.

To the southeast of the lake is an expansive white area of salt flats in Bolivia, near the border with Chile: the  Salar de Uyuni. Just north of the salt flats is the greenish Lake Poopó, a large yet shallow lake in Bolivia’s Altiplano Mountains.

 

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