Original photos in the Salar de Uyuni and other ways to succeed on Instagram

original photos in uyuni salt flats

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Do you want to surprise all your followers on social networks and don’t know how? We know how! If there is one place where you can take original photos, it is in the Uyuni Salt Flat, Bolivia’s natural icon and one of the country’s favourite destinations for photography lovers, who with imagination create incredible photographic effects with perspective games.

So if you’re planning a trip to Bolivia, here are the most original photos so that when you’re on tour in the Salar de Uyuni you can recreate them and succeed on Instagram.

Play with the sunlight

Take a sunrise excursion to the Salar de Uyuni and play with the light and shadows of the sunrise.

Or if you prefer sunsets, you can also take a sunset excursion to the Salar de Uyuni and take stunning backlit photos.

woman in the backlight in Uyuni Salt Flat

Playing with the perspective

Another very good option to take original photos in the Uyuni salt flat is to play with perspective. Take advantage of the large expanse of white terrain that is camouflaged by the horizon to take photos at different scales and you will create unique images like these:

Let it look like you’ve shrunk

woman pretending to shrink her partner

woman pretending to have shrunk

Or that you have shrunk your fellow travellers

woman pretending to be holding all her partners

man pretending to crush his companions

Make your own Jurassic Park production

man playing with perspective on a toy dinoasaurus

Sit on top of your favourite drink

Take off your shoes

woman pretending her boots are giantFeel like you are on another planet

Without a doubt, the water, the sunset and the infinite landscape make it seem like another planet. The scenery is unbeatable and perfect for taking images as special as this one.

lights and shadows created by the sunset

Simply enjoy the view

Although any photo you take, prepared or not, will be fascinating, the Salar de Uyuni is an unforgettable experience.

Remember that the most important thing is to enjoy the scenery!

cars reflected in the water of the salar

Now you know how to take original photos of yourself in the Salar de Uyuni and surprise all your followers on social networks. Do you have any more photo ideas for us?


Celia loves animals and traveling, and if she can combine both and escape anywhere with her dog, her happiness is assured.

She loves nature in general, and the mountains in particular, so it is normal to find her on her days off with her trekking poles on her back. In Howlanders blog he gives us tips and recommendations that he has learned in each of his trips.

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