Laguna Tebenquiche Monochromes

23rd to 24th November 2015. Tatio, Laguna Tebenquiche and Laguna Chaxa, Atacama Desert, Northern Chile.

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Links go to posts with the colour versions of the images (where there may also be more information). If an image does not have a link, the preceding one applies.

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness

El Tatio.

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness .

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness .

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness .

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness .

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness .

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness

Cacti Canyon.

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness .

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness .

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness .

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness .

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness

Cordillera de la Costa.

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness

Laguna Tebenquiche.

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness .

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness .

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness .

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness .

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness .

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness .

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness

Laguna Chaxa.

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness .

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness

There’s something very perverse about flamingos in monochrome.

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness .

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness .

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Atacama Desert, Black and White, Cacti, Chile, Flamingo, Geyser, Laguna Cejar, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Tebenquiche, Monochrome, Nature, Photography, Tatio, Wilderness .

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Flamingos

25th November 2015. Laguna Chaxa, Salar de Atacama, Atacama Desert, Northern Chile.

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Chilean flamingo in front of Licancabur volcano.

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Chilean flamingo along with two kelp gulls, maybe.

Probably a young flamingo.  They get their colour from the algae they eat and are paler when young.

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Andean flamingo.

This and following flamingos are all Andean flamingos, one of the worlkd’s rarest flamingos.  The easiest way to tell them apart from the Chilean flamingos are that the Andean flamingos have yellow legs, whereas the Chilean flamingos have greyish legs with pink joints.

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Andean Flamingo, Atacama Desert, Chile, Chilean Flamingo, Laguna Chaxa, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Salar de Atacama, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife

We are at Laguna Chaxa in Salar de Atacama, which is the largest salt flat in Chile and third largest in the world.  All three are in South America.  Salar de Atacama is 3,000 km² in area and 100 km x 80 km (which doesn’t seem to add up but that’s what Wikipedia says).  It is 2,300 metres above sea level and 55 km south of San Pedro de Atacama.

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For those for whom this may be of interest, all images on this page were taken with a Nikon D800 and a 300mm f2.8 lens, mostly with a 1.4x teleconverter, and using a tripod.

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Andean Flamingo, Atacama Desert, Chile, Chilean Flamingo, Laguna Chaxa, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Salar de Atacama, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife .

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Andean Flamingo, Atacama Desert, Chile, Chilean Flamingo, Laguna Chaxa, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Salar de Atacama, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife .

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Andean Flamingo, Atacama Desert, Chile, Chilean Flamingo, Laguna Chaxa, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Salar de Atacama, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife .

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Andean Flamingo, Atacama Desert, Chile, Chilean Flamingo, Laguna Chaxa, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Salar de Atacama, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife .

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Andean Flamingo, Atacama Desert, Chile, Chilean Flamingo, Laguna Chaxa, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Salar de Atacama, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife .

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Andean Flamingo, Atacama Desert, Chile, Chilean Flamingo, Laguna Chaxa, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Salar de Atacama, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife .

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Atacama 2

25th to 26th November 2015. Atacama Desert, Northern Chile. Temporary post. Images only. Minimal descriptions for images.

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Flamingo, Lago de Tara, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Miñiques, Laguna Miscanti, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Salar de Tara, Toconao, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife

Laguna Chaxa

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Flamingo, Lago de Tara, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Miñiques, Laguna Miscanti, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Salar de Tara, Toconao, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife

Laguna Chaxa

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Flamingo, Lago de Tara, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Miñiques, Laguna Miscanti, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Salar de Tara, Toconao, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife

Laguna Chaxa

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Flamingo, Lago de Tara, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Miñiques, Laguna Miscanti, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Salar de Tara, Toconao, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife

Salar de Talar or Aguas Calientes or Piedras Rojas

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Flamingo, Lago de Tara, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Miñiques, Laguna Miscanti, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Salar de Tara, Toconao, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife

Salar de Talar or Aguas Calientes or Piedras Rojas

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Flamingo, Lago de Tara, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Miñiques, Laguna Miscanti, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Salar de Tara, Toconao, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife

Laguna Miscanti

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Flamingo, Lago de Tara, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Miñiques, Laguna Miscanti, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Salar de Tara, Toconao, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife

Laguna Miscanti

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Flamingo, Lago de Tara, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Miñiques, Laguna Miscanti, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Salar de Tara, Toconao, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife

Laguna Miñiques

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Flamingo, Lago de Tara, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Miñiques, Laguna Miscanti, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Salar de Tara, Toconao, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife

Toconao

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Flamingo, Lago de Tara, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Miñiques, Laguna Miscanti, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Salar de Tara, Toconao, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife

The Moai

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Flamingo, Lago de Tara, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Miñiques, Laguna Miscanti, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Salar de Tara, Toconao, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife

Lago de Tara

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Flamingo, Lago de Tara, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Miñiques, Laguna Miscanti, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Salar de Tara, Toconao, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife

Salar de Tara

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Salar de Tara

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Flamingo, Lago de Tara, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Miñiques, Laguna Miscanti, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Salar de Tara, Toconao, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife

Salar de Tara

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Salar de Tara

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Atacama Desert, Chile, Flamingo, Lago de Tara, Laguna Chaxa, Laguna Miñiques, Laguna Miscanti, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Salar de Tara, Toconao, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife

Salar de Tara

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This is the last temporary post from the Atacama Desert and also from my trip to Mauritius, Reunion, Madagascar, Falklands, South Georgia and Atacama.  I will eventually put up permanent posts with more images and information but it will take some time.

I am currently working on images from the Narooma Blues Festival from before I left and will post on that next.  Then I will post on Iceland from my trip there in 2013.  I will also be photographing at the Thredbo Blues Festival in January so there will be a post for that.  After finishing Iceland posts, I will be posting on the Madagascar/ South Georgia trip.  All of that will take about six months to complete and longer if I am tempted by another trip somewhere in that period.