Atacama Desert Chile - The closest point on earth to the stars

Southern Milky Way above Mars-like red sands of Atacama Desert. The location is inside Yungay, the driest, and most sterile place on Earth. There is virtually no life on the surface of this region of Chile. The night sky from here is simply amazing.

Lagunas altiplánicas (Atacama)

Atacama Desert: "In San Pedro de Atacama, an oasis in the heart of the world's driest desert, fine boutique hotels offer excursions to Inca ruins, astronomical observatories, hot springs and much more.

Mano del Desierto (Hand of the desert) Roca Hornos - Atacama Desert - Chile

Mano del Desierto (Hand of the desert) Roca Hornos - Atacama Desert - Chile; an hand protruding out of the sand. Mano de Desierto is a work of the Chilean sculptor Mario Irarrázabal, built in the early

Laguna Cejar - San Pedro de Atacama - Chilean Desert, Chile // I SO have to go there!!!

Laguna Cejar - San Pedro de Atacama - Chilean Desert, Chile - this will be me!

San Pedro de Atacama - Andes

We took a tour from San Pedro de Atacama in the Chilean Andes. As you can see, it was very cold, but hot tea and soup kept us warm. The volcano in the background is more than high! Because we developed altitude sickness, coca tea was a must!

Laguna Miñiques, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile | Santiago Urquijo on Flickr

Laguna Miñiques in Chile. It's a massive volcanic complex containing a large number of craters, lava domes and flows.

Moon valley, Atacama desert, Chile  This is undoubtfully the driest place in the world where there are literally decades of no rain.

Atacama Desert, Chile Moon valley, Atacama desert, Chile This is undoubtfully the driest place in the world where there are literally decades of no rain.

Birds landing...The Atacama Desert (Spanish: Desierto de Atacama) is a plateau in South America, covering a 1,000-kilometre (600 mi) strip of land on the Pacific coast, west of the Andes mountains.

James' Flamingos, Laguna, Colorada, Bolivia in the Andes. Original photo by George Steinmetz

Chilean Flamingo Reflection | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

A Chilean flamingo at Laguna Chaxa in the Salar de Atacama, near San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.

El desierto de Atacama es uno de los desiertos mas caliente del mundo que pertenecia a bolivia.Ya no pertenecia el desierto de atacama cuando Bolivia perdio el mar contra chile

Beautiful Chile, chile-travel-guide-santiag, the-andes-mountains-easter-island-valparaiso, patagonia, tierra-del-fuego-

El Tatio Geyser field (near San Pedro de #Atacama), #Chile. Have a Look at our guide to Atacama: http://www.pura-aventura.com/guide-to/atacama-desert

El Tatio Geyser field (near San Pedro de Atacama), Chile (El Tatio Geyser in…

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

I stayed here for two weeks in summer. Water reserves come from the snow on this volcano.

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