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.
Rich in plankton of the lake attracts a large number of flamingos by James, who are a rare species.
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.
However Laguna Colorado is the only major red lagoon in the reserve.
Much of the scenery around the lagoon is a desert of rocks and sediments of salt.
The temperature often drops below zero, but summer is markedly raised, making excursions to the reserve be especially nice this time of year.
By the way, another main attraction Bolivia — Salar de Uyuni — lies nearby, so you can kill two birds with one stone.
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.
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.
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.
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