At first glance, this may look like reflections from a giant mirror, or a CG-rendered image, but in reality, it’s actually the Salar de Uyuni. Currently the world’s largest salt flatland (4086-square-miles), each year it gets covered in a thin layer of water, transforming it into the world’s largest mirror. Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.
The salar is formed by several preshistoric lakes, which started to transform 30,000 to 42,000 years ago. Covered by several feet of salt, the Salar de Uyuni stays dry most of the year except a few days, when it rains and turns into this wonder. And while it looks like it must be hell on Earth, it’s not hot at all: its temperatures range from a low 55 degrees Fahrenheit (13C) to 70F (21F).