Laguna Colorada

A shallow saltwater lake located in Bolivia, Laguna Colorada has a mesmerizing landscape, with smoking volcanoes, endless sprawling desert, and ephemeral red-tinted waters.

A shallow saltwater lake located in Bolivia, Laguna Colorada has a mesmerizing landscape, with smoking volcanoes, endless sprawling desert, and ephemeral red-tinted waters.

While it may look like a terrifying crime scene upon first glance, Bolivia’s Laguna Colorada is a shallow salt lake with a strikingly red color due to algae. It’s absolutely the opposite of what we’ve grown up thinking about lakes — and that’s exactly what makes it so damn cool. Not only is it enticing in its unique saturation, it’s also teeming with pink flamingos. Of course, right? It truly looks like a trippy Salvador Dali painting.

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