Photographer's Note

Salinas Grandes are great huge salt flats in the province of Salta way up in northern Argentina close to the Bolivian border. The flats are created as mineral-laden water from the surrounding mountains fill the rivers feeding the lake. With nowhere for the water to go and due to specific geological and climatic conditions the evaporation rate creates over time thick layers of various minerals, chiefly sodium chloride-salt. Salinas Grandes stretches 32km N-S and approx. 9km E-W covering some 3,200sq miles.

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Additional Photos by Zbigniew Kalinowski (fotka) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 653 W: 10 N: 1943] (8206)
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