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The White Lagoon (Laguna Blanca) at 4,350 meters (14,270 feet) above sea level, Bolivian Highlands (Altiplano Boliviano), Sur Lípez, Potosí, Bolivia.

The White Lagoon (Laguna Blanca) at 4,350 meters (14,270 feet) above sea level, Bolivian Highlands (Altiplano Boliviano), Sur Lípez, Potosí, Bolivia.

Laguna Blanca is a salt lake in an endorheic basin, in the Sur Lípez Province of the Potosí Department, Bolivia. It is near the Licancabur volcano.

The lake is at an elevation of 4,350 metres (14,270 ft) on the Altiplano. Its surface area is 10.9 km². The lake is 5.6 kilometres (3.5 mi) long and 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) wide.

The characteristic white colour of the water, that gave the lake its name, is caused by the high amount of minerals suspended in it.

Only a narrow corridor separates Laguna Blanca from the smaller Laguna Verde. Both are within the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve.


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Photo taken @ S on 13 February 2019 (© ER's Eyes - Our planet is beautiful. / Flickr)

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