Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat, is located in the Altiplano of Bolivia, which is 11,995 feet above sea level. On My Modern Met, we saw recent photos taken on the mystical salt crust that reveal just how high that elevation can seem. In the images below, visitors to the Bolivian landmark are captured walking through a naturally occurring optical illusion, appearing as if they are strolling through the sky.

This massive illusion occurs during the rainy season in Bolivia, when the briny Sular takes on a completely reflective appearance as pockets of dry salt interact with water. This leads to an absolutely mesmerizing sight, as visitors can walk across the lithium-rich Salar appearing as if they are standing on top a heavenly mirror. With the salt flat's exceptionally pristine surface and the usual presence of towering tropical cumulus clouds that hover over it, the area becomes a perfect stage for camera-ready hikers with a keen eye for Altiplano's beauty.

Check out the images of the mirror-like salt flat below and let us know what you think of these stunning sights!

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  • Stunning Photos Taken On World's Largest Salt Bed In Bolivia

    The amazing photos showing the incredible mirror effect of the Bolivian salt flats.

  • Stunning Photos Taken On World's Largest Salt Bed In Bolivia

    On reflection this must be the biggest on the planet, the incredible effect that turns the worlds biggest salt flat into a giant MIRROR. When it comes to salt pans the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia, is the worlds biggest at an incredible 10,500 square kilometres. The South American geological wonder is so flat NASA use its surface to calibrate satellites orbits. Salt pans occur in areas which would otherwise be lakes or ponds if the climate did not evaporate the water quicker than the rate of rainfall. The result if the liquid cant drain is massive deposits of minerals.

  • Stunning Photos Taken On World's Largest Salt Bed In Bolivia

    The amazing photos showing the incredible mirror effect of the Bolivian salt flats.

  • Stunning Photos Taken On World's Largest Salt Bed In Bolivia

    The amazing photos showing the incredible mirror effect of the Bolivian salt flats.


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