I had never imagined that a desert could have so many different faces as the Atacama desert in Chile. Geysers, altiplano lakes, salt flats, hot springs, salt lagoons… I hope that these pictures alone will explain why the Atacama desert is the most beautiful landscape I’ve seen so far in my life as a traveller.
The altiplanic lagoon Miscanti 4120 meters above sea level
The Tatio geysers
The Tatio hot springs (Photo credit: Alexandre Adrian)
Valley of Death
Valley of the Moon and the Coyote cliff (Photo credit: Nathalie David)
Valley of the Moon
Laguna Chaxa with its pink flamingos
Alexandre and Nathalie in Laguna Cejar. Higher salinity than the dead sea.
Impossible to sink (Photo credit: Nathalie David)
The Atacama salt flats
Since we weren’t allowed to step on the salt flats, we found other ways to take silly pictures
Sunset over Atacama salt flats and the Licancabur volcano