DescriptionThe southwest corner of the Bolivian Altiplano is an awe-inspiring, otherworldly landscape. It is a vast, high-altitude desert plain with smoking volcanoes, strange rock formations, boiling mud and the ever-present Andes in the background. Near the border with Chile you come to a rare natural wonder. A huge lagoon known as the “Laguna Colorada” is populated by hundreds of pink flamingos. It is a shallow salt lake dotted with white borax islands. It is 6,000 hectares and barely a meter deep. The crimson water surface contrasts sharply with the clear blue sky and the white snow on distant mountains. Just before sunset, the red color of the water shifts to a purple hue, now supported by a formation of dark clouds. This spectacular environment attracts photographers from all over the world.