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This was taken in Reserva Natural Laguna Brava in La Rioja province, northern Argentina. We were on our way to the Laguna Brava itself which took about 5 hours of zig-zagging up the mountains along dusty tracks in a 4x4 pick-up.

The mountains in this area are like something you'd expect to see on another planet. The myriad of colours are incredible, a result of the multitude of minerals in the rocks. The predomiant red colour is a result of the large amounts of iron ore in the ground, for example. And the colours and contours stretch off into the distance for as far as the eye can see. It's a stark, but unbelieveably beautiful place.

Frame added in Photoshop, otherwise unchanged.

Regards,

Rich

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