One look at any of these surreal photos and you might be quick to think that you’re taking a sneak peek at stills from the set of an upcoming Michel Gondry film. It’s easy to imagine areas in these photos Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey skipped about in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Part Two; the difficult bit is realizing that such a spellbinding place doesn’t exist solely in the mind of a French director. No, this place is not made of dreams–it’s made of salt. And on top of that, it’s located in Bolivia at the Uyuni Salt Flats.
Given its nearly 12,000-foot elevation at the crest of the Andes Mountains, the salt flat’s ethereal charm is palpable. As it’s known in Bolivia, the Salar de Uyuni is the incredible result of prehistoric lake transformations in the southwest part of the country.