Landscapes - Robert Downie
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Red Borax River

“Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.”
Salvador Dalí . Sometimes what we perceive as real is actually surreal, while what we see as surreal is actually real. A red river runs past white islands of borax salt (sodium borate) in Laguna Colorada. The red and orange colours in the lake are from pigmentation in algae which grows in the borax rich water. The lake sits high (4278m or 14035ft) in the Bolivian Altiplano in the Andes. Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve. Bolivia.