The Atacama Desert in Photos Flying over Santiago 7h00 The sunrise while flying over the Andes (leading up to the Atacama) Airplane photo with the Andes Desert time People live out here! Valle de La Luna (y sal) Selfie with Valle de La Luna We have an interloper! No jk. Salt or snow? Is the question. Looking downwards into the valley from the road. Valle de La Luna Looking back up, got a few friends walking down the side of the road. Panorama of the valley from our mirador Just in the background, you can spot the Andes making an appearance Valle de la Muerte (Death Valley) Sunset over the Atacama My majestic friend and her majestic view Salt or snow? pt. 2 Check out dem pink Andes Salar de Atacama — Salt Flats More Salt Flats… In the background, the flats are incredibly reflective I jumped into this baby — Ojos del salado — that was my 2015 polar plunge This body of water was pretty cool too — It is another salt flat, but just beneath the surface of the flat, the water is incredibly warm — I guess you could call it a hot spring. Flamingo spotting in Salar de Atacama! Muy bonita, la vista. Another awkward interloper I dare you to lick the salt That is snow on those mountains, not salt. While heading up to Laguna Miscanti, I got this beaut. …Aaaand this one. Et voila! Laguna Miscanti Shoulda stayed there longer to hike this baby. We were at over 4,000 meters at this point, probs would have taken a couple of days to acclimate to this new altitude. Altitude sickness, meet your enemy. So great story: our bus broke down and we were stuck up near Laguna Miscanti for a few hours. Basically everyone suffered a little bit of altitude sickness (some worse than others). I ended up hiking up the hills a few times to find bathroom places, and I also got this nice pano. Last day in San Pedro — looking down onto this nice valley with what appears to be an actual body of water. Cray man. Ruining the view, sorry. Seriously though, get out Brennie. Flying back to Santiago, goodbye desert. Hello sunset over the Andes. Advertisements Share this:TwitterFacebookGoogleLike this:Like Loading... Related One thought on “The Atacama Desert in Photos” Add yours Great photos! LikeLike Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email.