Laguna Colorada, Bolivia. Also known as the red lagoon, the shallow salt lake lies in southwest Bolivia, on the border of Chile. It is found in the beautiful Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, which fascinates with amazing landscapes, fauna, flora and is a tourist attraction in the country.
The amazing bloody red coloration is caused by red sediments and algae in the water. The lake is found on the Altiplano plateau, in the Andes mountain range, which is seen in the horizon. The lake also attracts the James’, Chilean and Andean flamingos, the latter being the rarest flamingo species in the world.
Laguna Colorada is easy to access. The area is surrounded with small villages, where you can spend the night. The spot can be visited as part of the Andes tour. Another famous location – the salt flat De Uyuni – lies not far away.
Lead photo by Matt Walker
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