Bloody lagoon in Bolivia

Bloody lagoon in Bolivia

Categories: Nature | Water

Laguna Colorado, or the Red Lagoon is a shallow salt lake located at an altitude of 4267 m in the southwestern part of the Altiplano of Bolivia, within Eduardo reserve-there is no escaping nature and close to the border with Chile. Studded with white Islands of large deposits of brown ore, is a salt lake with an area of almost 6,000 hectares is less than 100 meters deep and has a blood-red hue due to the abundance of algae found in salt water.

Bloody lagoon in Bolivia

Bloody lagoon in Bolivia

Rich in plankton of the lake attracts a large number of flamingos by James, who are a rare species.

Bloody lagoon in Bolivia

On the Altiplano many large lagoon, is also known for its vibrant colors, owing to the contained water in the minerals. For example, Laguna Verde is known for its stunning emerald green waters.

Bloody lagoon in Bolivia

However Laguna Colorado is the only major red lagoon in the reserve.

Bloody lagoon in Bolivia

Much of the scenery around the lagoon is a desert of rocks and sediments of salt.

Bloody lagoon in Bolivia

The temperature often drops below zero, but summer is markedly raised, making excursions to the reserve be especially nice this time of year.

Bloody lagoon in Bolivia

By the way, another main attraction Bolivia — Salar de Uyuni — lies nearby, so you can kill two birds with one stone.

Bloody lagoon in Bolivia

In the nature reserve around the Lagoon Colorado is home to many indigenous species of birds and animals that have adapted to survive and thrive in this harsh climate.

Bloody lagoon in Bolivia

Three of the six species of Flamingo in the world — the Chilean, Andean and James flamingos live in freshwater lakes and saline lagoons nature reserve.

Bloody lagoon in Bolivia

The reserve is also home to mammals such as pumas, Andean foxes and cats, domesticated llama and Alpaca, as well as reptiles, amphibians and fish.

Bloody lagoon in Bolivia

In one word, then have fun!

Bloody lagoon in Bolivia

Bloody lagoon in Bolivia

Bloody lagoon in Bolivia

Bloody lagoon in Bolivia

Keywords: Nature | Water | Lake | Bolivia | Salt | Laguna

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