Scenery/Natural Sights - South West Bolivia [Altiplano and Lagunas]

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Visited: Early Nov

An unworldly corner of Bolivia, high on the Altiplano, where flamingoes seem unflustered by feeding in sometimes sub-zero lagunas. The region has a variety of landscapes, including shrub-covered hillsides, to green carpets beside the lakes, to bone-dry windswept deserts.
South West Bolivia [Altiplano and Lagunas] - Day 1
View north from El Sillar viewpoint into Quebrada Fierro Unu, Tupiza - El Sillar - Chilcobija - San Antonio de Lípez Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 1 (T), Potosí, Bolivia, 1-Nov-03, SA183

Grass tufts typical of Altiplano nr San Pablo de Lípez, Tupiza - El Sillar - Chilcobija - San Antonio de Lípez Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 1 (T), Potosí, Bolivia, 1-Nov-03, SA188

Volcán "Minas Cherloki" from between San Vicente and San Pablo de Lípez, Tupiza - El Sillar - Chilcobija - San Antonio de Lípez Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 1 (T), Potosí, Bolivia, 1-Nov-03, SA187

 
Day 2
Mud brick houses and drying mud bricks in San Antonio de Lípez, San Antonio de Lípez - Pueblo Fantasma - Laguna Blanca - Laguna Verde Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 2 (T), Potosí, Bolivia, 2-Nov-03, SA191

Vicuñas to SW of San Antonio de Lípez, San Antonio de Lípez - Pueblo Fantasma - Laguna Blanca - Laguna Verde Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 2 (T), Potosí, Bolivia, 2-Nov-03, SA193

Llareta and altiplano hills from SW of San Antonio de Lípez, San Antonio de Lípez - Pueblo Fantasma - Laguna Blanca - Laguna Verde Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 2 (T), Potosí, Bolivia, 2-Nov-03, SA194

Laguna Morejo and Volcán Uturunko (6006), San Antonio de Lípez - Pueblo Fantasma - Laguna Blanca - Laguna Verde Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 2 (T), Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa, Potosí, Bolivia, 2-Nov-03, SA198

Track leading to Laguna Arionda, San Antonio de Lípez - Pueblo Fantasma - Laguna Blanca - Laguna Verde Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 2 (T), Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa, Potosí, Bolivia, 2-Nov-03, SA200

Rock leading around rock outcrop nr Laguna Morejo, San Antonio de Lípez - Pueblo Fantasma - Laguna Blanca - Laguna Verde Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 2 (T), Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa, Potosí, Bolivia, 2-Nov-03, SA199

Spring-fed algal streams leading into Laguna Salada, San Antonio de Lípez - Pueblo Fantasma - Laguna Blanca - Laguna Verde Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 2 (T), Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa, Potosí, Bolivia, 2-Nov-03, SA201

Grass tufts and Laguna Salada and surrounding mountains, San Antonio de Lípez - Pueblo Fantasma - Laguna Blanca - Laguna Verde Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 2 (T), Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa, Potosí, Bolivia, 2-Nov-03, SA204

Flamingoes in Laguna Blanca, San Antonio de Lípez - Pueblo Fantasma - Laguna Blanca - Laguna Verde Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 2 (T), Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa, Potosí, Bolivia, 2-Nov-03, SA206

Volcán Licancabur (5960) above Laguna Verde (4400), San Antonio de Lípez - Pueblo Fantasma - Laguna Blanca - Laguna Verde Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 2 (T), Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa, Potosí, Bolivia, 2-Nov-03, SA210

Laguna Blanca from settlement at eastern end, San Antonio de Lípez - Pueblo Fantasma - Laguna Blanca - Laguna Verde Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 2 (T), Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa, Potosí, Bolivia, 2-Nov-03, SA211

Llama and baby from SW of San Antonio de Lípez, San Antonio de Lípez - Pueblo Fantasma - Laguna Blanca - Laguna Verde Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 2 (T), Potosí, Bolivia, 2-Nov-03, SA196

Grass tuft rings at provincial border to SW of San Antonio de Lípez, San Antonio de Lípez - Pueblo Fantasma - Laguna Blanca - Laguna Verde Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 2 (T), Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa, Potosí, Bolivia, 2-Nov-03, SA197

Laguna Blanca from settlement at eastern end, with mtns to N, San Antonio de Lípez - Pueblo Fantasma - Laguna Blanca - Laguna Verde Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 2 (T), Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa, Potosí, Bolivia, 2-Nov-03, SA216

Flamingoes in Laguna Blanca, San Antonio de Lípez - Pueblo Fantasma - Laguna Blanca - Laguna Verde Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 2 (T), Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa, Potosí, Bolivia, 2-Nov-03, SA217

 
Day 3
Aguas Termales streams leading into Laguna Polques, between Desierto de Dali and Sol de Mañana, Laguna Verde - Desierto de Dali - Aguas Termales - Sol de Mañana - Laguna Colorada Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 3 (T), Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa, Potosí, Bolivia, 3-Nov-03, SA218

Mud pots in Sol de Mañana geyser basin (approx 5000m), Laguna Verde - Desierto de Dali - Aguas Termales - Sol de Mañana - Laguna Colorada Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 3 (T), Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa, Potosí, Bolivia, 3-Nov-03, SA221

Steam from Sol de Mañana geyser basin (approx 5000m), Laguna Verde - Desierto de Dali - Aguas Termales - Sol de Mañana - Laguna Colorada Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 3 (T), Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa, Potosí, Bolivia, 3-Nov-03, SA222

Flamingoes in Laguna Colorada from settlement at park entrance station on northern shore, Laguna Verde - Desierto de Dali - Aguas Termales - Sol de Mañana - Laguna Colorada Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 3 (T), Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa, Potosí, Bolivia, 3-Nov-03, SA225

Flamingoes nr N shore of Laguna Colorada from settlement nr park entrance station, Laguna Verde - Desierto de Dali - Aguas Termales - Sol de Mañana - Laguna Colorada Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 3 (T), Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa, Potosí, Bolivia, 3-Nov-03, SA227

Flamingoes on Laguna Colorada from settlement nr park entrance station, Laguna Verde - Desierto de Dali - Aguas Termales - Sol de Mañana - Laguna Colorada Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 3 (T), Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa, Potosí, Bolivia, 3-Nov-03, SA228

Flamingoes on Laguna Colorada from settlement nr park entrance station, Laguna Verde - Desierto de Dali - Aguas Termales - Sol de Mañana - Laguna Colorada Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 3 (T), Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa, Potosí, Bolivia, 3-Nov-03, SA235

Grass tufts and Laguna Colorada from nr park entrance station on northern shore, Laguna Verde - Desierto de Dali - Aguas Termales - Sol de Mañana - Laguna Colorada Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 3 (T), Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa, Potosí, Bolivia, 3-Nov-03, SA237

Grass tufts and Laguna Colorada from nr park entrance station on northern shore, Laguna Verde - Desierto de Dali - Aguas Termales - Sol de Mañana - Laguna Colorada Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 3 (T), Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa, Potosí, Bolivia, 3-Nov-03, SA236

Grass tufts and altiplano from northern shore of Laguna Colorada, Laguna Verde - Desierto de Dali - Aguas Termales - Sol de Mañana - Laguna Colorada Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 3 (T), Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa, Potosí, Bolivia, 3-Nov-03, SA239

Flamingoes and Volcano above Laguna Colorada, from nr park entrance station, Laguna Verde - Desierto de Dali - Aguas Termales - Sol de Mañana - Laguna Colorada Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 3 (T), Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa, Potosí, Bolivia, 3-Nov-03, SA241

 
Day 4
Morning reflection of volcano in Laguna Colorada and flamingoes from north shore, Laguna Colorada - Arbol de Piedra - 5 Lagunas - Salar de Uyuni - Isla de los Pescadores Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 4 (T), Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa, Potosí, Bolivia, 4-Nov-03, SA242

Arbol de Piedra, Laguna Colorada - Arbol de Piedra - 5 Lagunas - Salar de Uyuni - Isla de los Pescadores Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 4 (T), Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa, Potosí, Bolivia, 4-Nov-03, SA243

Arbol de Piedra, Laguna Colorada - Arbol de Piedra - 5 Lagunas - Salar de Uyuni - Isla de los Pescadores Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 4 (T), Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa, Potosí, Bolivia, 4-Nov-03, SA244

Viscacha on rocks nr Paso del Inca, Laguna Colorada - Arbol de Piedra - 5 Lagunas - Salar de Uyuni - Isla de los Pescadores Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 4 (T), Potosí, Bolivia, 4-Nov-03, SA245

Llareta on rocks nr Paso del Inca, Laguna Colorada - Arbol de Piedra - 5 Lagunas - Salar de Uyuni - Isla de los Pescadores Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 4 (T), Potosí, Bolivia, 4-Nov-03, SA246

Laguna Honda, Laguna Colorada - Arbol de Piedra - 5 Lagunas - Salar de Uyuni - Isla de los Pescadores Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 4 (T), Potosí, Bolivia, 4-Nov-03, SA249

Flamingoes on Laguna Cañapa (4151m), Laguna Colorada - Arbol de Piedra - 5 Lagunas - Salar de Uyuni - Isla de los Pescadores Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 4 (T), Potosí, Bolivia, 4-Nov-03, SA254

Flamingoes on Laguna Hedionda, Laguna Colorada - Arbol de Piedra - 5 Lagunas - Salar de Uyuni - Isla de los Pescadores Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 4 (T), Potosí, Bolivia, 4-Nov-03, SA251

Flamingoes on Laguna Cañapa (4151m), Laguna Colorada - Arbol de Piedra - 5 Lagunas - Salar de Uyuni - Isla de los Pescadores Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 4 (T), Potosí, Bolivia, 4-Nov-03, SA256

Volcán Ollagüe (5865) from mirador, Laguna Colorada - Arbol de Piedra - 5 Lagunas - Salar de Uyuni - Isla de los Pescadores Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 4 (T), Potosí, Bolivia, 4-Nov-03, SA258