Amazing Video

By Federico Cornetto


A drone captured extraordinary images of a flooded salt desert which reflected the sky’s colours.

The footage was taken last summer by filmmaker Stefano Tiozzo in the Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt desert, in Bolivia.

The Salar, which measures 10,582 square kilometres, was flooded with shallow waters from the rains that had hit the region and reflected the sky’s blue.

According to Stefano, being in the middle of the stunning scenery felt like standing on top of a huge horizontal mirror framed by the mountains in the distance.

Stefano said: “This was a magical experience, but what made it even more special was that this phenomenon does not normally occur in August, when it’s winter in Bolivia and the weather is quite dry.

“Seeing this in August is as rare as seeing Northern lights in the summer.

“The waters were very shallow, less than 10 centimetres deep, so we were able to walk around and drive our cars through the Salar, which was amazing.