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This surrealist landscape is from a big salt lake located at an altitude above 4000m, about 40kms west of Purmamarca town and Quebrada de Humahuaca.
The sign of mountains in the distance indicated me that this was still on planet earth but the headaches from altitude was making me dizzy.
I included the person to give some sense of scale.

I couldn't find any useful information about this place that I found by chance while driving through the remote roads of Northern Argentina.

The map of my guide book says that the salt lake is called "Salinas Grandes".

Wikipedia says:

"The Salinas Grandes is a salt desert in the Córdoba and Santiago del Estero provinces of the Sierras de Córdoba in Argentina. It covers an area of 3,200 mi² (8,290 km²).
It is of industrial importance for its sodium and potassium mines."

I don't know if wikipedia refers to the same place because this is not located in those provinces of Córdoba and Santiago del Estero. It's located further north.

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WS1 - close approach to the ground showing the geometric details of the salt surface.

WS2 - view from a distance from the road while approaching this salt lake. I saw very few cars in this road although it's one of the ways to reach Chile.

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