Altiplano Sectors of Chile's Reserva Nacional Los Flamencos

by Downs Jim

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Gallery: Latin America - Chile - San Pedro de Atacama Region

Tags: atacama desert seeking critique

Category: Landscape

Published: Sunday 14th of October 2007 09:13:40 AM


Baerbel Kavanaugh
A very harmonious composition with nice rich colors, Jim. Why are the mountains so bare? They don't look like rocks. Do you know? B :)

Jim Downs
These are the foothills of the Andes in the Atacama Desert, one of the driest regions on earth. These wetlands/saltflats are from a river that flows down from the Andes. So much water evaporates here that the river never makes it out of these flatlands. Sort of a Dead Sea on a small scale.

Jim Downs
Chile's Reserva Nacional Los Flamencos Altiplano Sector

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