Photo Friday – Salar de Uyuni

Taking "Fotos Locos" in Salar de Uyuni

Taking “Fotos Locos” in Salar de Uyuni

Photo Friday is a concept I’ve borrowed from my other blog, To make Backpack South America a little more colourful, I thought I’d publish one of my favourite photos from my five month South America trip every Friday. If you have a great photo from South America, send it to to see it featured in Photo Friday.¬†¬†

This is one of my favourite shots from the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia.¬†Because there’s nothing but flat, white ground as far as the eye can see, the salt flats make a great place to take funny photos (or ‘fotos locos’ as our drivers called them) which play with the perspective. As long as you get the focus right, someone in the distance can look really tiny next to a giant person or prop in the foreground. At one point I looked around to see about fifteen people in strange poses – lying on the floor holding a camera just right, dangling feet and waving arms, holding out a bottle of rum in mid air or pretending to flick at empty space. In the end, I found that it was funnier to take photos of the people taking the photos, than to try and take my own crazy photos!

Been to Salar de Uyuni? What was the best funny photo you took?

About Emily

Emily Luxton is an award-winning travel blogger and writer with a special love for South America - her favourite continent and second home. A lover of slow, deep travel and really interacting with new cultures, she travels as often as possible on the hunt for new adventures.

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