Photograph of the week: Valley of the Moon in the Atacama desert

 

Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon) is located 8 miles west of the beautiful town of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, in the Atacama desert, considered one of the driest places on earth as some areas have not received a single drop of rain in hundreds of years. The Valle de la Luna was declared a Nature Sanctuary in 1982 for its great natural beauty and strange landscape. Due to its appearance, the Atacama has been used as a location for filming Mars scenes for both television series and movies.

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  1. This picture is sublime. I love the juxtaposition of the snowy peaks in the back. It does inspire me to go to the Atacama – its been on my wish list for years!

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