Photographer's Note

I am mentally getting ready for our next trip to Latin America, which means reviewing images from the last trip. here's one of them - mid-morning view on Salar de Atacama in the middle of Atacama desert.

Salar de Atacama is the largest salt flat in Chile (100km long and 80km wide), and second in the world, after Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia. the salt flat contains 27% of the world's lithium reserves, but at the same time some of its area is part of Los Flamencos National Reserve.

about the photo: already in the morning the haze is very strong, but I liked the effect of only the snow-capped mountaintops visible in the distance, especially against the rough foreground of dry salt. throw in some flamingos, and you have a typical scene from that part of Chile.

RAW, ISO 100, 150mm focal length, spot metering.

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