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Volcan Tunupa (5160m - Bolivia)
Volcan Tunupa seen from la Isla Pescado, right in the middle of the Salar de Uyuni. In winter months there is usually water on the Salar (salt flat) which gives this incredible reflection. The lines on the left hand side are made by 4x4, as it is the only way to go around at that period.
Picture taken at sunset, the 3rd evening of our 4-day trip across the South Lipez Desert and the Salar de Uyuni (Southern Bolivia).
That same evening we had to drive to Hotel del Sal (two hours East), but it was a difficult task for our driver, as in the dark all you see, is a flat space in front of your wheels. The usual trail was covered by water. We used the stars to make sure we kept in line with our destination, as well as our driver's intuition of course ! A little scary but... thrilling !

Volcan Tunupa is part of the Cordillera Occidental. A page on this range will come soon...

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Ejnar FjerdingstadHow Beautiful -

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

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nearly symmetrical. A shame it can't be made larger!
Posted Sep 13, 2007 10:22 am

AndinoRe: How Beautiful -

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Merci Ejnar !
You can click on it to enlarge to 1024dpi
Posted Sep 13, 2007 10:29 am

Ejnar FjerdingstadRe: How Beautiful -

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

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Yes I can in Opera. That didn't seem to work in Avant Browser!
Posted Sep 13, 2007 11:03 am

AndinoRe: How Beautiful -

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Cool !
Posted Sep 14, 2007 3:56 am

HerbVery...

Herb

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...tempting! I assume you have this picture already hanging on a wall (if not, you're supposed to do it asap... ;))
This is one of many examples showing why Bolivia is very high on my wish list, too... :o)

Cheers,
Herbert
Posted Sep 13, 2007 10:37 am

AndinoRe: Very...

Andino

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Thanks Herb. Bolivia has it all : landscapes, mountains, people, culture ! Even food is interesting.
Posted Sep 13, 2007 10:48 am

skunk apePerfect!

skunk ape

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You getting tired of Nailing it so often?
Posted Sep 13, 2007 10:58 am

AndinoRe: Perfect!

Andino

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It's not me, it's the pictures !
Thanks for passing by ;o)
Posted Sep 13, 2007 11:02 am

tonellophotography...

tonellophotography

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Relaxing colours....
Posted Sep 13, 2007 11:07 am

AndinoRe: ...

Andino

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Something to chill out this evening ;o)
Thanks.
Posted Sep 13, 2007 11:21 am

Marija JokanovicIncredible!

Marija Jokanovic

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Did you use a mirror :)
Thanks for posting.
Posted Sep 13, 2007 12:47 pm

AndinoRe: Incredible!

Andino

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No tin foil ! My mirror was too small :-p
Thanks for your kind comment.
Posted Sep 13, 2007 12:49 pm

bongsunkeefantastic!

bongsunkee

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very nice capture, antonie...
thank u and take good care.
Posted Sep 13, 2007 2:38 pm

AndinoRe: fantastic!

Andino

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No... Thank you !
Posted Sep 14, 2007 2:46 am

ArioA+

Ario

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excellent !
Posted Sep 13, 2007 8:12 pm

AndinoRe: A+

Andino

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Merci mon cher.
Posted Sep 14, 2007 2:46 am

supermarmotit reminds me...

supermarmot

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...of a dali painting. very nice. 'surreal' :-)

cheers,
david
Posted Sep 14, 2007 2:15 am

AndinoRe: it reminds me...

Andino

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Thanks for the comparison :o)
Bolivia often gives that impression of surreal, as the colors are very rich there.
Posted Sep 14, 2007 2:47 am

badyljust superb!!

badyl

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after so many great pictures now something even more amazing:)
thanks for sharing!!
cheers
Witek
Posted Sep 14, 2007 2:19 am

AndinoRe: just superb!!

Andino

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Thanks for your kind and supportive comment, my friend.
Posted Sep 14, 2007 2:48 am

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on Sep 13, 2007 10:05 am

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Object Title: Volcan Tunupa (5160m - Bolivia)

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