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Was this really taken on Earth? Are these colors real?
The answer for both is yes!

This was taken during a flight from Santa Cruz Bolivia to Santiago de Chile. The flight took us over this remote, inhospitable and amazing part of Bolivia - the Salar de Uyuni and Sud Lipez.

Laguna Colorada (upper right) is unique - you can clearly see 2 things here - it's red color given to it by algae and the white minerals deposited around it made of sodium, magnesium, borax and gypsum. It is a shallow lagoon and is a major nesting and feeding place for flamingos.

You can also see two other lagoons white and blue on the top of the volcanoes on the left low corner.
Those volcanoes are right on the border between Bolivia and Chile - so image was technically taken from Chile...

Image quality isn't the best since it was taken through a dirty window..... I did the best I could with PP.

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