Photos of These Bolivian Salt Flats Perfectly Reflect the Night SkyCarli Velocci8/05/16 8:00pmFiled to: photographyastrophysicsMilky WayBoliviaAntiplano salt flatsnight phogoraphylight pollution3621EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkPhoto credits: Danielkordan.comSince finding a perfectly dark sky is rare in our electrically-powered world, we at Gizmodo like to highlight the areas that still remain and the photography projects that explore them. This week’s photo series comes from the Altiplano salt flats (Salar de Uyuni) in Bolivia, where a team journeyed to the site and captured some amazing images.AdvertisementDaniel Kordan, a photographer who has also studied physics, traveled to the world’s largest salt flat due to its isolation in order to take images of the stars. The team spent almost a week getting acclimated to the altitude before even heading up to the plateau (it’s around 3,600 meters [11,800 feet] above sea level).In an email to Gizmodo, Kordan detailed some of the journey, including the risky drive up to the salt flats, which occurred in the dead of night. They tracked a route during the day and followed those points exactly via GPS.Advertisement“Literally you can’t see a thing, just absolutely black tunnel in front of your car,” he said. “What you feel is just how your car going through the mess of water and salt. It’s very easy to get stuck on the dangerous surface.”The trip was worth it, because the results are unbelievable. The salt flats almost perfectly reflect the night sky.“It was hard to believe our eyes and senses,” Kordan wrote. “It seemed that we [floated] in the open space. Our spaceship is parked in [the] distance, and stars are blinking with blue, red, and yellow colors... It’s space on Earth, isn’t it?”Sponsored Kordan used a special astrophysical camera (hence the colors). The images were then stitched together in PTGui (an image stitching software) and enhanced in Photoshop. You can check out more of the images below and more over at Danielkordan.com.[Colossal]Recommended StoriesExperience One of the Darkest Places On the US Coast in This TimelapseThe Majority of Americans Can't See the Milky Way AnymoreGizmodo Photo Guide: Tips For Shooting The Night SkyA Meteorite Explodes Over the Mojave in This Incredible Timelapse Video Video: Imagining how beautiful cities would look without light pollutionThis Timelapse Video of Radio Observatories is Just BreathtakingCarli Veloccicarli.email@example.com@velocciraptorWeekend editor and night person at Gizmodo. More space core than human.