The landscapes of the Bolivian Altiplano are incredible and the highlight of this tour.
The animals are great too!
You don’t see a lot, but the ones you do see are special (at least for a girl from Ohio).
8 Favorite Animal Photos
These were the first animals we spotted.
This was our lunch stop the first day.
This field was filled with hundreds of alpacas. People stop here so frequently on tours that this guy walked right up to our group looking for food. We tossed him the wrappers for our tamales. (More to come on those tamales… they had a special ingredient.)
Note: These could be llamas, but I cannot really tell the difference.
We had two days of flamingos.
At first we were far away, but on the third day of the tour, we got very close. Since my zoom lens is broken, most of these photos were taken with either my point-and-shoot or my 50mm lens.
You can even find llamas in the middle of the Salar de Uyuni.
This was taken just after we watched the sunrise on our last day. This is the coldest I was the entire trip, and I wanted to cuddle up next to this furry guy.
Note: As stated above, I cannot tell the difference, so this could be an alpaca.
This is part of a series of photo essays from my tour through the Bolivian Altiplano starting in Tupiza and ending in Uyuni. If you enjoyed these photos, check out these galleries.
- On the Road: Day 1 – Includes the stunning Quebrada de Pilala and El Sillar just outside of Tupiza and the tiny village of San Antonio de Lipez where we interacted with local children.
- On the Road: Day 2 – This was one of my favorite photography days with sights like Laguna Verde, Licancabur Volcano, a natural hot spring, the Sol de Mañana geysers, flamingos, and the gorgeous red waters of Laguna Colorada.
- On the Road: Day 3 – The wonder continued with the Siloli Desert and its famous Piedra de Arbol (Rock Tree), the active Ollague Volcano, the Camino de las Joyas (Path of the Jewels) with multiple lakes and lots more flamingos, and the salt hotel.
- On the Road: Day 4 – We watched a beautiful sunrise over Isla del Pescado, took our crazy photos in the Salar de Uyuni, and then visited the train cemetery in Uyuni.