Salt Cones, Bolivia

Photograph by George Steinmetz, National Geographic

Salt from the world’s largest salt plain in Salar de Uyuni waits for transport to surrounding Andean villages. It’s one of Earth’s flattest places; relief varies by less than 16 inches across some 4,000 square miles.

(From the National Geographic book Visions of Earth)

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