Uyuni

Red Lagoon

By UyuniSaltFlat.com

Published 2019-06-25

courtesy UyuniSaltFlat.com

Laguna Colorada (Coloured or Red lagoon) is a shallow lake within the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve and close to the border with Chile. The lake is famous for its strong red colour caused by algae that provide food for large flocks of pink flamingos.

Red Lagoon

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Watching the sunset in Uyuni.

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Flamingos stand in the water of the Red lagoon.

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When the wind blows, the red colour is more intense.

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The colours of the area around the Red lagoon are truly from another planet.

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The Giant Mirror.

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Sunrise at Isla Incahuasi.

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Flamingos at the Red lagoon.

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The nearby area contains plenty of minerals.

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The Green Lagoon from above.

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Watch pink flamingos in the Eduardo Avaroa National Park.

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The flamingos feed on the algae that live in the mineral rich water.

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Thousands of pink flamingos flock to the Red Lagoon to nest.

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Rock formations on the shores of the Green Lagoon.

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If you are lucky, you can take spectacular photos of the flamingos feeding in the Red Lagoon.

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Salt blocks in the Salar.

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This cactus is over a thousand years old.

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The pink colour of the flamingos is due to the large amount of algae they consume.

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The Red lagoon sometimes can look like a lake of blood.

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In still weather, the nearby mountains are reflected in the water

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The algae turn the water red.

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The contrasts of colours is spectacular.

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In winter, the mountains around the Red lagoon are coverd by snow.

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