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Photos of These Bolivian Salt Flats Perfectly Reflect the Night Sky

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Since finding a perfectly dark sky is rare in our electrically-powered world, we at Gizmodo like to highlight the areas that still remain and the photography projects that explore them.

This week s photo series comes from the Altiplano salt flats Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, where a team journeyed to the site and captured some amazing images.

Daniel Kordan, a photographer who has also studied physics, traveled to the world s largest salt flat due to its isolation in order to take images of the stars.

The team spent almost a week getting acclimated to the altitude before even heading up to the plateau it s around 3,600 meters 11,800 feet above sea level .

In an email to Gizmodo, Kordan detailed some of the journey, including the risky drive up to the salt flats, which occurred in the dead of night.

Literally you can t see a thing, just absolutely black tunnel in front of your car, he said.

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