Earlier this year I had the opportunity to photograph a location I had always wanted to visit: the Salar de Uyuni in southwest Bolivia. This is the largest salt flat on earth, covering over 4,000 square miles (over 10,000 square kilometers). The salt is mined by hand, shoveled into pyramids to drain, before being shoveled once again by hand onto trucks. “Flat” is an apt description of the Salar, as the surface varies by less than one meter over the entire expanse. I timed my visit to be just after the rains, when the flats are covered by a few inches of water, as I wanted reflections in this giant mirror.