The Stone Tree and Laguna Colorada

We drove to the Stone Tree, which is a single rock which has had its base eroded away, leaving it looking like a tree. It's interesting and apparently a Bolivian icon, but I actually preferred the other nearby rocks. No one pays too much attention to them, so you can walk around the corner and feel like you're the only person on the planet.

The last stop of the day was Laguna Colorada. It's a lake you've probably seen in nature documentaries. Bright red and covered in flamingos.

There were lots of flamingos. We took lots and lots of photos. I also discovered flamingos don't make good parents, I must have counted six or seven eggs abandoned along the edge of the lake.

That night we stayed in a hostel at 4500m, the highest night of our trip. It was not a comfortable night. Everybody snored or wheezed, which is apparently a side effect of the altitude. Wonderfully clear night sky though, well, not at first, but later it was.


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These are the rock formations near the Stone Tree
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Big, weird and wonderful rocks
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Some have been abruptly broken
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And this is the famous Stone Tree
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Me under the Stone Tree
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I'm reasonably confident this is Cerro Negro
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Netsumi found herself a tyre at the ranger's station at Laguna Colorada
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Tina performing urgent camera surgery
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Mountains around Laguna Colorada
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Laguna Colorada and Punta Grande
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Flamingos in Laguna Colorada
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Flamingos in Laguna Colorada
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Not a flamingo in Laguna Colorada
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More flamingos
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A flamingo egg (They don't make good parents)
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Flamingos, Laguna Colorada and Cerro Pabellon
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Laguna Colorada with flamingos in the background
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Flamingos coming in to land
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More flamingos
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More flamingos
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More flamingos
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More flamingos
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Flamingos and Punta Grande
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Flamingos
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Before adopting her usual pose at Laguna Colorada
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The last of the flamingos
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Jansen, Jana, Netsumi, Kei and Ralph walking back to the car
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Just Jansen, Jana, Netsumi and Kei
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Heading away from the lake towards our night's accomidation
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