During a tour around the Atacama desert we stopped at this massive fluffy dune. The sand was so soft that it got in our shoes.
The Atacama desert is dry. So dry that it carries the title ‘Driest place on earth’. Your skin will crack, your nose might bleed, but you will definitely revel in its untouched beauty and remoteness.
The temperature variations are huge. The day routinely clocks over 30 degrees Celsius and at night the mercury plummets to almost zero. Due to this, you need to be equipped for different kinds of weather. At bedtime, we got under the covers and due to the dryness a lot of static built up on our skin. When we decided to kiss goodnight we had a few green sparks fly! ZING!
I get lost in thought just looking at this pic. Mostly thoughts about how I would not want to get lost here. I just watched the movie The Way Back and kept cringing at their severely dried lips and skin when they were lost in the desert. OUCH!
This is a beautiful picture picking up on so many shades of browns and tans or as they say, “earth tones”!.
If you guys, like photography, we would like to invite you to participate in the next edition of our Travel Photography competition. Every week we publish 3 winning shots on our website and write a nice bio with a link to the photographers’ websites/FB/Flickr pages.
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Amazing photo and nice blog.
Beautiful photo. I love sand dunes – they are always so peaceful – unless there’s a sand storm of course :-)