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Salt Flats and Atacama Desert, Bolivia and Chile

20.1S 67.5W

February 21st, 2010 Category: Salt Flats

Chile and Bolivia - February 12th, 2010

Chile and Bolivia - February 12th, 2010

The Salar de Uyuni (larger) and the Salar de Coipasa (smaller) stand out as bright reflective white areas in the center of the upper half of this image. The salares, or salt flats, are located in Bolivia, close to the Chilean border.

To the south, in Chile, the Mejillones Peninsula protrudes into the Pacific from the otherwise generally smooth coastline. The Atacama Desert, the world’s driest desert, is visible to the east of the peninsula.

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