The Atacama Desert

In October 2017 we flew from Santiago to Calama and spent eight days exploring the Atacama desert, with San Pedro de Atacama as our base. Our fist tour was to Chaxa lagoon, located in the Altiplanic salt flats south of San Pedro. It is an ideal place to watch flamingos.

Andean flamingo

This Andean flamingo was part of a flock of ten or more feeding in the lagoon.