March 27, 2015
Golden Garden, Bolivia
Photograph by Max Tims, National Geographic Your Shot
Your Shot photographer Max Tims was traveling across the Salar de Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia when he captured this sunrise view. "This photo was taken right as the sun crept up over the salt flats, illuminating this cactus island in the stunning glow of first light," he says. "This would have been an island surrounded by [a] saltwater inland sea but the sea has evaporated, leaving behind a huge desolate landscape of flat salt and this cactus island."
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