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Photo Essay: The Most AlienLandscapes on Earth

Posted on: Μαρτίου 12, 2011

    Sunset reflection on the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

***Copyright: Please visit the photographer links for licensing conditions for each photo. Some are available through a Creative Commons license, but many are copyrighted against unauthorized use. We were granted special permission to feature them in this Matador photo essay. ***

Sunset reflection on the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia1. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
The largest salt flat in the world reflects the sky during the wet season (above). In the dry winter months, it becomes a mosaic of salt tiles (below).
Photographer: Luca Galuzzi 

Salt flat expanse of Salar de UyuniPhotographer: Sergio Pessolano 

Antarctic iceberg, deep blue2. Antarctica
Icebergs drift in dark Antarctic waters.
Photographer: winkyintheuk 

The Richat Structure from space3. The Richat Structure, near Ouadane, Mauritania
A circular feature, 50 km across, in the middle of the otherwise featureless Mauritanian Sahara. Picture courtesy of NASA.
Photographer: trodel_wiki 

Sunset over Alvord Playa, Oregon4. Alvord Playa, southeastern Oregon, USA
You might not expect to find a desert in the Pacific Northwest, but this dry lake bed averages only 180 mm of rain a year.
Photographer: rasone 

Fairy chimneys in Cappadocia5. Cappadocia, Turkey
Fairy chimneys dominate the landscape between Cavusin and Zelve.
Photographer: Timothy Neesam 

Dragon's blood tree on Socotra Island6. Socotra Island, Yemen
Socotra’s isolation in the Indian Ocean has given rise to plant life you won’t see anywhere else. Behold the dragon’s blood tree.
Photographer: Sotti 




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