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Atacama Desert

Atacama desert, a mars exploration in the north of Chile.

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AtaCama DesErt

CHILE

 

ATACAMA DESERT:
MARS LANDING

The Atacama desert is this vast desert in Northern Chile, that borders Peru and Bolivia. The terrain feels like your hanging out on Mars or the moon, depending on where you are. There are a series of salars or "salt flats" around this desert with hot springs, active volcanos, and tide pools. We spent 5 days here, staying in the town of San Pedro de Atacama. This tiny little town, felt like a cross of a Burning man and Joshua tree. Lots of little hippy cafes and local restaurants beaming with adventurous spirits and so many friendly dogs floating about. We rented a car at EuroCar for about 4 days, and really got to see the depths of this desert. I would not recommend camping or trying to hoof it on foot, as the desert will consume you. We picked up some hitchhikers who were trying to making to the border of Argentina/Chile, and they were pretty ambitious trying to camp there way there. Some of these roads you don't see any forms of life or civilization for hundreds of Kms. So be warned! At night the sky lights up with beautiful galaxies and the moonlit sand is a comforting site.

Shot on a Leica CL

 
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