Laguna Colorada (Red Lagoon) is a shallow salt lake in the southwest of the altiplano of Bolivia, within Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve and close to the border with Chile.
The lake contains borax islands, whose white color contrasts nicely with the reddish color of its waters, which is caused by red sediments and pigmentation of some algae.
Laguna Colorada is one of the Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention signed in 1971.
James's Flamingos abound in the area. Also it is possible to find Andean and Chilean flamingos, but in a minor quantity.
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baddori (19157) 2008-08-30 5:27
Excellent photos, and know, very cured.
With 4 / 6 scenarios really all separable and publishable sigolarmente.
mafegan (8624) 2008-08-30 5:55
A perfect photo with so many different areas of colour and texture. And then there is the flamingoes. Excellent, Marlene
ban_man (528) 2008-08-30 6:16
A brilliant landscape, really. The color layers look absolutely splendid.
npecanhuk (60816) 2008-08-30 6:48
That's a very beautiful picture, with captivating colors, excellent sharpness (not too sharp, not too ouf of focus - the right amount of it for every single element), great control of light and composition! The result: an unforgettable image, eye-catching, memorable!
TFS - Congratulations!
Greetings from Brazil,
Isa-M (4026) 2008-08-30 7:24
good POV, interesting landscape...
macondo (18551) 2008-08-30 7:28
I think this is a wonderful landscape with an astonishing range of colour tones. You have captured the mountain looking as if it is brooding over the sunny part of this scene. Magnificent quality photo in which you have set the saturation just right and have resisted the temptation to over-sharpen. The polariser has done a great job of the sky and enriching the colours. Your good note completes a very fine upload.
parbo (11092) 2008-08-30 14:25
White islands stays in third dimension there by the great effect of excellent usage of lights. I would like to more closer scene for flamingos if you have but already fantastic photo with bald ridges under blue sky. Did you use tripod? Benissimo, congratulations.
vinicio (23415) 2008-09-02 5:42
Bel posto ancora una volta, e bella foto, complimenti Matteo.
giorgimer (34804) 2010-02-11 3:47
splendido questo luogo, bellissimo scatto di ottima qualità, colori e dettagli eccellenti, composizione ben costruita
- Copyright: Matteo Porta (mporta) (3810)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-15
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50, 55mm circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/11, 1/30 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Andean Altiplan Bolivia Chile 2008
- Theme(s): places to go, your favorites [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-08-30 5:21
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