In the south of the desert plains of the Altiplano, Bolivia at an altitude of 3,650 m above sea level, lies a dried-up salt lake Salar de Uyuni.Its area is 10,582 km ², this is the largest salt marsh in the world. In the rainy season is covered with a thin layer of saline water and turns into a huge mirror.
Members of indigenous communities from Mallku Kota region, clash with police officers during a protest in La Paz, Bolivia, Thursday, June 7, 2012. Indigenous protested against mining operations on their lands by the Canadian mining company South American Silver Corp. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
This eerie lake in Bolivia has blood red water and is dotted with strange white islands made of borax, the same stuff used in many detergents.
The color of the water comes from tinted sediment and a large amount of red algae, which thrive here. Even more striking, pink flamingos often wade in its waters, adding to the contrasts of this otherworldly landscape.
Carnival 2012 - A member of from the Diablada Urus group, dressed as an angel, during the Carnival parade in Oruro, some 200 km (124 miles) south of La Paz, on February 18, 2012. Partying and religion mingle in Bolivia’s Carnival celebration in Oruro, a mining and commercial city of more than 200,000 people. (Reuters/David Mercado)
…this picture of a couple of members of the “Wild Bunch”. Is it just me, or were criminals more respectable back in the day? Pictured above are Harry Longabaugh (A.K.A. the “Sundance Kid”) and Etta Place.
Etta Place disappeared from history in the early 1900′s. The big question, of course, is whether Butch Cassidy and Longabaugh were in fact killed in Bolivia in 1908. Some speculate they faked their deaths in order to live out the rest of their lives in peace and quite. (FROM OLD PICTURE OF THE DAY)