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.

Latinamerikaliv; Lagunas Altiplánicas Atacama Chile

The altiplanic lagoon Miscanti 4120 meters above sea level

Latinamerikaliv: Altiplanic lagoons Atacama Chile

Latinamerikaliv: Tatio geysers Atacama Chile

The Tatio geysers

Latinamerikaliv: Tatio geysers Atacama Chile

Latinamerikaliv: Tatio geysers Atacama Chile

Tatio hot springs Atacama desert Chile - Latinamerikaliv

The Tatio hot springs (Photo credit: Alexandre Adrian)

Valley of death Atacama desert - Latinamerikaliv

Valley of Death

Latinamerikaliv: Valle de la Muerte Atacama Chile

Atacama desert Valle de la Luna Chile - Latinamerikaliv

Valley of the Moon and the Coyote cliff (Photo credit: Nathalie David)

Valley of the Moon Atacama desert Chile - Latinamerikaliv

Valley of the Moon

Latinamerikaliv: Laguna Chaxa Atacama Chile

Laguna Chaxa with its pink flamingos

Latinamerikaliv: Laguna Chaxa Atacama Chile

Latinamerikaliv: Laguna Cejar Atacama Chile

Alexandre and Nathalie in Laguna Cejar. Higher salinity than the dead sea.

Latinamerikaliv: Laguna Cejar Atacama Chile

Impossible to sink (Photo credit: Nathalie David)

Latinamerikaliv: Atacama Salt flats Atacama desert Chile

The Atacama salt flats

Latinamerikaliv: Atacama Salt flats Atacama desert Chile

Since we weren’t allowed to step on the salt flats, we found other ways to take silly pictures

Latinamerikaliv: Atacama Salt flats Atacama desert Chile

Sunset over Atacama salt flats and the Licancabur volcano

Latinamerikaliv: Atacama Salt flats Atacama desert Chile

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