South American travelers take advantage of the dramatic colors of the arid, mineral-rich, lunar landscape at 16,000 feet, especially with a small green lake in the forefront.
On a hilltop in the middle of nowhere at 15,000 feet on the Atacaman altiplano, two men were living in a stone shelter. They talk to people passing by and enjoy the beauty and solitude, but they do nothing concrete.
Llamas graze on coastal grass beside the Tara Salt Flats. The animals belong to a shepherd who lives year round at this high altitude.
The arid, mineral-rich, lunar landscape of the altiplano at 16,000 feet on the road to Argentina is dramatically colored.