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  • Perito Moreno Glacier - Argentina
  • Macchu Pichu, Lost City of the Inca - Peru
  • Cathedral and City Roofs - Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Lake MacDonald, Glacier National Park - Montana
  • Salt Mounds - Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

These mounds are piles of drying salt. Underneath them sits the 10,000 square km Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat. At at altitude of 3,600 m (11,800 ft), the Salar is the remnant of an ancient inland sea.

During the wet season a thin layer of water covers the flat, causing reflections and optical illusions.
  • Mountain children looking out on their backyard - Cordillera Blanca, Peru

The Cordillera Blanca is home to many indigenous people, yet remains almost completely undeveloped. The spot where these kids are sitting is around 5,200 m (17,000 ft) in elevation.
  • Indigenous Woman and Child - Quito, Ecuador
  • The National 9/11 flag visiting the Washington State Capitol rotunda in August, 2011
  • Woman and house along the Amazon River - Brazil
  • Salt Flat Reflection

A thin layer of water on top of the salt flat provides a mirror-like reflection all the way to the horizon.
  • The Mission Mountains photographed from the National Bison Range - Montana
  • Driving through Ninepipes National Wildlife Refuge - Montana
  • Aguja Mermoz, Fitz Roy Massif - Argentina
  • Space Needle and Seattle Skyline in Twilight - Seattle, Washington
  • Arbol de Piedra

The famous Arbol de Piedro, or "Tree of Stone". That's Dale underneath.
  • Perito Moreno Glacier - Argentina
  • Christmas Parade - Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Cerro Torre Sunrise - Argentina
  • Fitz Roy Massif - Argentina
  • Life on the Streets - Quito, Ecuador
  • Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

There are very few visual references to help the brain, resulting in strange scenes and optical illusions.
  • Life on the Streets - Quito, Ecuador
  • Cordillera Blanca - Peru
  • Golden Gate Bridge at Twilight - San Francisco, California
  • Sunset on the Rio Paraguay - Paraguay
  • Volcano and Salt Flat - Bolivia

A volcano rises behind a 4,000 m high salt flat.
  • Cathedral - Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Life on the Streets - Quito, Ecuador
  • Indigenous women crossing Plaza de San Francisco - Quito, Ecuador
  • Bolivia-Chile Border

This is probably one of the most desolate border crossings you will find anywhere in the world.
  • Bubbling Cauldrons of Mud, Bolivia

The freezing environment at 4,500 m (14,700 ft) insures lots of steam from volcano-fueled cauldrons of boiling mud.
  • Shoeshine Boy - Quito, Ecuador
  • Perito Moreno Glacier - Argentina
  • Life on the Streets - Quito, Ecuador
  • Huandoy - Cordillera Blanca, Peru
  • The Painted Hills - John Day Fossil Beds, Oregon
  • Forest Cascade - Cascade Mountains, Washington
  • Snowshoeing - Cascade Mountains, Washington
  • Visitors take in the view from the top of the Space Needle - Seattle, Washington
  • Rainbow - Cordillera Blanca, Peru
  • San Francisco at Twilight - San Francisco, California
  • Downtown San Francisco at Twilight - San Francisco, California
  • Space Needle and Seattle Skyline in Twilight - Seattle, Washington
  • Two women paddle a canoe on the Amazon River - Brazil