Inspiring Photos of Atacama Desert, northern Chile

João Leitão
Updated on July 11, 2018
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Inspiring Photos of Atacama Desert, northern Chile

Inspiring Photos of Atacama Desert, northern Chile

Atacama Desert

Atacama Desert is famous,

beautiful,

and dry.

In fact, Atacama is the driest place on Earth.

Sheltered between the Atacama ocean trench and the Andes Mountains, this place offers breathtaking and Mars like landscapes. This desert region is all about 6000 m / 19685 ft high volcanoes, turquoise lagoons, desert wildlife, geysers, canyons and salt lakes.

Photo of Horse riding and dogs in the Death Valley of Atacama Desert Chile

Photo of horse riding and dogs running in the Death Valley of Atacama Desert, Chile

On this page, I share with you a collection of motivational pictures and inspiring photos of Atacama Desert in Chile. This includes places like El Tatio geysers, San Pedro city, Machuca, Salt Lakes, Death Valley, El Coyote and the unbelievable Valle de la Luna. I hope you enjoy it.

? Photos of Atacama Desert

Lake and Volcano in Atacama Desert Chile

Lake and volcano

Photo of lake and volcano.

Photo of Atacama Salt Lake

Salt Lake, Atacama CHile

Photo of the Salt Lake. The salt desert near San Pedro de Atacama city is amazing. Salt rocks formed over the years provide a fantastic landscape.

Volcano and Cactus, Inspiring Photos of Atacama Desert

Volcano and Cactus, Atacama Desert

Photo of Volcano and Cactus. The road from El Tatio geysers at 4200 meters / 13779 feet until San Pedro de Atacama offers magnificent landscapes. Desert rocky mountains with snowed-white volcanoes on the horizon.

Photo of the Moon Valley in Atacama Desert Chile

Moon Valley, Atacama Desert

Photo of the Moon Valley. The famous Moon Valley aka Valle de la Luna is an incredible place near San Pedro de Atacama city. This moonlike landscape scenery is extremely photogenic and can be easily explored through trekking or with bicycle.

Photo of Atacama Desert Walk

Walking in Salar de Atacama

Photo of walking on the salt flats. In the fantastic Salar de Atacama, you can walk on dried salt lakes. When there’s a bit of water, the reflex of yourself create great photographic effects – Photoshop free.

Photo of Flamingo in Salt Lake of Salar de Atacama Desert Chile

Andean flamingo, Atacama Chile

Photo of flamingo in Laguna Chaxa salt lake. Many flamingos can be easily spotted in Atacama Desert. The sulfur waters are the perfect environment for flamingos and they can get food and survive in such harsh climate.

Gran Salar, Atacama Chile

Gran Salar, Atacama Desert

Photo of the Gran Salar. The quantity of salt in this region of Chile is incredible. Everything is covered with a white salt crust, and in some cases, big chunks of salt are left for millions of years.

Photo of sunset of Iquique Beach in Atacama Desert Chile

Iquique Beach, Atacama Desert

Photo of sunset of Iquique Beach. This part of Chile also has Pacific Ocean coast, and the contrast between desert and sea are amazing.

Snow Mountains in Atacama Chile

Snow Mountains, Atacama

Photo of Snow Mountains. The contrast of colors between the ochre, blue and white from the snow is amazing.

Photo of Bahia Inglesa coast in Atacama Chile

Bahia Inglesa, Atacama

Photo of Bahia Inglesa coast. This place is famous during the bathing holiday season.

Photo of the Moon Valley in Atacama Desert Chile

Moon Valley, Atacama Desert

Photo of the Moon Valley in Atacama Desert, Chile. The incredible Moon Valley is one of the most beautiful places in South America.

Photo of Atacama Salt Lake

Salt Lake, Atacama Desert

Photo of the Salt Lake in Salar de Atacama.

Photo of Atacama Jump

Salt Lake, Atacama Desert

Photo of jumping in the Lake Tebinquiche. Due to the colors of this place, you can get very nice photo effects.

Photo of Dog in Atacama Chile

Dog, Atacama Desert

Photo of Dog in San Pedro de Atacama city, Chile.

White Salt Flat Lizard in Atacama Chile

Salt lizard, Atacama

Photo of a salt lizard. This beautiful white lizard lives in extreme conditions in the Salar de Atacama.

Photo of Atacama traditional Fabrics Chile

Traditional Fabrics, Atacama Desert

Photo of traditional fabrics from Chile.

Photo of Flamingo in Salt Lake of Salar de Atacama Desert Chile

Andean Flamingo in Salt Lake, Atacama Chile

Photo of an Andean flamingo in Laguna Chaxa salt lake.

Photo of Atacama Desert Hazard Zone Volcano road sign Chile

Hazard zone volcano sign, Atacama

Photo of Hazard Zone Volcano road sign, Chile.

Photo of sunset over the Moon Valley in Atacama Chile

Moon Valley, Atacama Chile

Photo of the Moon Valley. Close to San Pedro de Atacama, there is a viewpoint called “Piedra del Coyote” from where one can see the fabulous “Valle de la Luna”. The sunset is unforgettable.

Photo of the Moon Valley in Atacama Desert Chile

Moon Valley, Atacama Desert

Photo of the Moon Valley.

Photo of the Moon Valley in Atacama Chile

Moon Valley, Atacama

Photo of the Moon Valley.

Photo of the Moon Valley road in Atacama Chile

Moon Valley, Atacama Desert

Photo of the Moon Valley.

Rocks and Volcano view in Atacama Desert

Volcano view, Atacama Desert

Photo of rocks and volcano view.

Church in Atacama Chile

Machuca Church, Atacama

Photo of the Machuca Church. This rustic church was built in traditional style and dates back to 1933. Machuca is located on the road between El Tatio and San Pedro de Atacama.

Photo of the Moon Valley in Atacama Chile

Moon Valley, Atacama

Photo of the Moon Valley.

Guanaco in Atacama Desert Chile

Guanaco, Atacama Desert

Photo of Guanaco.

Lake with ducks and Volcano in Atacama Desert Chile

Lake with ducks, Atacama Chile

Photo of lake with ducks and Volcano.

Guanacos in Geyser El Tatio in Atacama Desert Chile

Guanacos in Geyser El Tatio, Atacama Desert

Photo of Guanacos in Geyser El Tatio, Chile.

Photo of the Moon Valley in Atacama Desert Chile

Moon Valley, Atacama Desert

Photo of the Moon Valley.

Geyser El Tatio in Atacama Desert Chile

Geyser El Tatio, Atacama Desert

Photo of the Geysers of el Tatio. The morning here is always very cold and you can see a lot of steam coming out of the fumaroles and geysers.

Coast of Atacama Desert Chile

Pacific Ocean, Atacama Desert

Photo of the Pacific Ocean coast.

Seagulls on the coast of Atacama Desert Chile

Seagulls, Atacama Desert

Photo of Seagulls in Atacama Desert coastal regions, Chile.

Gorgeous Landscape in Atacama Photo

Gorgeous Landscape, Atacama Chile

Photo of a temporary lake in the mountains with a volcano in the distance. Very beautiful landscape. Road from El Tatio to San Pedro de Atacama.

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HI! I'm João Leitão. Traveling independently since 1999, I explored more than 130 countries and territories in Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Europe, North & South America and Oceania. Welcome to my adventure travel blog, where I gathered useful information and inspiring narratives to motivate you to travel more. Follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest e YouTube.

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