A reflection of the sky shimmers over the Salar de Uyuni salt desert in southern Bolivia. Spanning more than square miles at the foot of the Andes, the salt flats hold around half the world's reserves of lithium. Photograph by Takashi Nakagawa, April 2014
I travel to Bolivia to see the world’s largest salt flats — and it’s absolutely surreal. This is Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, the largest salt flats in the world. Imagine an area — even larger than some countries — that.
End of the World This photo, taken at the ‘end of the world’ swing in Banos, Ecuador, captures a man on the swing overlooking an erupting Mt Tungurahua. Photograph and caption: Sean Hacker Teper / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest