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    Salar de Uyuni and Lagunas: Isla Pescado

    by darthmilmo Written Feb 25, 2003

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    We drove half through the Salar de Uyuni and stopped at Isla Pescado (local name is Inkawasi) for lunch. This island in the salt flats is surrounded by salt, not water. The giant cacti on the island, some over 12 meters high, have lived for thousands of years. Oh, I saw a Ñandu (locally called Suri and its scientific name is pterocllemia pennata), which is a weird large bird. The scenery is amazing, specially the sharp contrast of the island with the salt flat. We drove half through the Salar de Uyuni and stopped at Isla Pescado (local name is Inkawasi) for lunch. This island in the salt flats is surrounded by salt, not water. The giant cacti on the island, some over 12 meters high, have lived for thousands of years. Oh, I saw a Ñandu (locally called Suri and its scientific name is pterocllemia pennata), which is a weird large bird. The scenery is amazing, specially the sharp contrast of the island with the salt flat.

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    Salar de Uyuni and Lagunas: the Journey Begins

    by darthmilmo Written Feb 25, 2003

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    All of my off-the-beaten path tips on Uyuni are related. It all starts when we headed off to the Salar de Uyuni and the Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa. Our ride was a Toyota 4x4 Land Cruiser. There where 6 passengers including our guide, Nico 'Schumacher' (a nickname given to Nico for his speedy driving). So on we went, 3 Dutch, 1 Israeli, and me :). Our first stop was the Salar de Uyuni. It has to be one of the most amazing sights I've ever seen! The Salar de Uyuni is the largest and highest salt flat on Earth. We stopped right after the entrance to see the unearthly contrast between the salt flat and the surrounding lands.

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    Flamingos

    by Pete.Gibson Updated Oct 15, 2005

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    Help me with the name of this flamingo its only found in this part of Bolivia?? I will try to find out and update when i have...Its the James Flamingo

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    Strange rabbit - Bizarre, ce lapin

    by Maillekeul Updated Jul 8, 2004

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    Now, I 've got the name of this strange animal, sort of a rabbit-llama : a vicacha !

    Maintenant, je l'ai, le nom de ce petit animal, sorte de croisement entre un lapin et un lama : un vicacha !

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    Salvatore Dali's got nothing on this baby...

    by richiecdisc Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Salvatore Dali rock

    The Arbol de Piedra offers up some of the most surreal rock formations this side of Utah, and the tour makes a photo/leg stretch stop here too.

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    busting out the zoomie again

    by richiecdisc Written Feb 25, 2003

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    snacking in the rocks

    One of the odd animals you are bound to come across is the vizcachas (like a huge mutant rabbit) that make their homes amongst the red rock formations.

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    Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa

    by darthmilmo Written Feb 25, 2003

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    After lunch, we drove to the entrance of the Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa (RNFAEA). At the start, we crossed the amazing desert of Ciloli.

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    Salar de Uyuni and Lagunas: Vicuñas

    by darthmilmo Written Feb 25, 2003

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    On route to the lava flows, we spotted a heard of wild vicuñas, which are a distant cousin to the domesticated llamas.

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