Since I explored Salar de Uyuni one year ago a lot has changed in Bolivia. Long-time native president Evo Morales, who had to resign and leave the country following a coup, says is worried about foreign countries being interested in putting their hands on local lithium resources. Uyuni is believed to store 50% of the precious metal used for powering modern electric devices.
Photo taken at: Salar De Uyuni – Bolivia
Lençóis Maranhenses are a faux-desert in the North-East of Brazil.
The rainy season ends up filling the spaces between the bright sand dunes, those creating sweet water lagoons.
Right now this unique landscape is being reached by an oil spill that happened off the coast of the country.
Photo taken at: Baixa Grande
“Gladesmen” were local people from the Everglades who built small homes and small boats (“glade skiffs”) that could adequately navigate through the narrow waterways. These men would leave for weeks or months at a time, building temporary encampments while they hunted and fished in almost complete isolation.
Today you can still find a small handful of people still living near the canals.
Photo taken at: Everglades, Florida