Earth as Art: The Andes

24 07 2009

Vivid colors belie the arid landscape of northern Chile where the Atacama Desert, one of the world’s driest, meets the foothills of the Andes. Here salt pans and gorges choked with mineral-streaked sediments give way to white-capped volcanoes.

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Source: NASA

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3 responses

24 07 2009
Erin

Gorgeous!

24 07 2009
jean

Hi Erin!
Thanks for stopping by 🙂

24 07 2009
Kristen

I’d hang that art on my wall in a heartbeat – beautiful! 🙂

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