Beautiful! Earth’s Largest Mirror

Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat at 4,086 sq mi, and when it’s wet it is a remarkable mirror.

It’s been photographed thousands of times with striking results, and this time-lapse video by Enrique Pacheco is no exception.

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Found in the province of Potosí, Bolivia, the reflections produced by the water flooding in the rainy season create a mirror-like surface all the way to the horizon, “where the sky meets the earth forming an infinite mirage,” the video description reports.

“The Salar of Uyuni serves as a transport route through the Altiplano of Bolivia, but tourism has an increasingly more important role in the area.”

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Sean McCoy

Editorial Director Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.