Wanderlisted: Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Bolivia salt desert after the rain by Guy Nesher

Bolivia salt desert after the rain by Guy Nesher

This magical place is Salar de Uyuni in western Bolivia.  Salar meaning salt flat in Spanish, and Uyuni being the town from which you access the flats.  They are the world's largest salt flats and sit at the crest of the Andes mountains. When it rains the area becomes a giant mirror, reflecting the sky and everything above.  The area is virtually devoid of all plant and wildlife, except for these giant cacti that grow on the Incahuasi "island" at a rate of 1 centimeter per year.  

It is one of those places that makes it really easy to play with perspective, check out some of fun Instagram photos of shifted point of views at Salar de Uyuni over on Mashable

Salar de Uyuni image via Reddit

Salar de Uyuni image via Reddit