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 Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Sep 13, 2007 10:22 am - Voted 10/10

How Beautiful -

nearly symmetrical. A shame it can't be made larger!

Andino

Andino - Sep 13, 2007 10:29 am - Hasn't voted

Re: How Beautiful -

Merci Ejnar !
You can click on it to enlarge to 1024dpi

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Sep 13, 2007 11:03 am - Voted 10/10

Re: How Beautiful -

Yes I can in Opera. That didn't seem to work in Avant Browser!

Andino

Andino - Sep 14, 2007 3:56 am - Hasn't voted

Re: How Beautiful -

Cool !

Herb

Herb - Sep 13, 2007 10:37 am - Voted 10/10

Very...

...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

Andino

Andino - Sep 13, 2007 10:48 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Very...

Thanks Herb. Bolivia has it all : landscapes, mountains, people, culture ! Even food is interesting.

skunk ape

skunk ape - Sep 13, 2007 10:58 am - Voted 10/10

Perfect!

You getting tired of Nailing it so often?

Andino

Andino - Sep 13, 2007 11:02 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Perfect!

It's not me, it's the pictures !
Thanks for passing by ;o)

tonellophotography

tonellophotography - Sep 13, 2007 11:07 am - Voted 10/10

...

Relaxing colours....

Andino

Andino - Sep 13, 2007 11:21 am - Hasn't voted

Re: ...

Something to chill out this evening ;o)
Thanks.

Marija Jokanovic

Marija Jokanovic - Sep 13, 2007 12:47 pm - Voted 10/10

Incredible!

Did you use a mirror :)
Thanks for posting.

Andino

Andino - Sep 13, 2007 12:49 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Incredible!

No tin foil ! My mirror was too small :-p
Thanks for your kind comment.

bongsunkee

bongsunkee - Sep 13, 2007 2:38 pm - Voted 10/10

fantastic!

very nice capture, antonie...
thank u and take good care.

Andino

Andino - Sep 14, 2007 2:46 am - Hasn't voted

Re: fantastic!

No... Thank you !

Ario

Ario - Sep 13, 2007 8:12 pm - Voted 10/10

A+

excellent !

Andino

Andino - Sep 14, 2007 2:46 am - Hasn't voted

Re: A+

Merci mon cher.

supermarmot

supermarmot - Sep 14, 2007 2:15 am - Voted 10/10

it reminds me...

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

cheers,
david

Andino

Andino - Sep 14, 2007 2:47 am - Hasn't voted

Re: it reminds me...

Thanks for the comparison :o)
Bolivia often gives that impression of surreal, as the colors are very rich there.

badyl

badyl - Sep 14, 2007 2:19 am - Voted 10/10

just superb!!

after so many great pictures now something even more amazing:)
thanks for sharing!!
cheers
Witek

Andino

Andino - Sep 14, 2007 2:48 am - Hasn't voted

Re: just superb!!

Thanks for your kind and supportive comment, my friend.

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