‘Reflections From Uyuni’ Captures One Of The World’s Strangest Landscapes

Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni, or the Uyuni salt flat, is one of the most surreal and beautiful landscapes on the planet. It’s so remote that only the most diehard travelers will ever get a chance to see it.

The video above might be the next best thing.

Reflections From Uyuni” is a stunning time-lapse video from filmmaker Enrique Pacheco, which captures the salt flat and some of the surrounding landscapes.

As the video’s title implies, the focus is on reflections. The thin layer of water that sits over the salt after a rain storm creates what some have called the “world’s largest mirror.”

However, shooting those reflections wasn’t as easy as Pacheco had hoped.

Not all of the salt flats have water, you had to look for it,” Pacheco told Fstoppers, which has a behind-the-scenes look at how the video was made. “And sometimes it was very windy, which made it impossible.”

Covering 4,633 square miles, Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat. Lonely Planet says it sits at 11,985 feet above sea level and is the remains of the prehistoric salt lake, Lago Minchín.

The savage beauty of this vast salt desert makes it one of South America’s most awe-inspiring spectacles,” the website says.

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