Chile 2008

Pictures from the Atacama Desert in Chile, 2008

A road winds through the desert landscape near the Valley of the Moon in Chile.

A road winds through the desert landscape near the Valley of the Moon in Chile.

Street in San Pedro de Atacama with Licancabur volcano in the distance.

Street in San Pedro de Atacama with Licancabur volcano in the distance.

Stratified rocks near the Valley of the moon show that this desert area was once under water.

The Three Marys rock formation in the Valley of the Moon, Atacama Desert, Chile.

The Three Marys rock formation in the Valley of the Moon, Atacama Desert, Chile.

Pukara de Quitor is a stone fort built by the atacameƱo people in the 12th century near San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.

Pukara de Quitor is a stone fort built by the atacameƱo people in the 12th century near San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.

San Pedro de Atacama in Chile. The circular dwellings are made of adobe.

Tulor is an archaeological site near San Pedro de Atacama in Chile. The circular dwellings are made of adobe.

Geysers steam in the early morning light at El Tatio in the Andes Mountains in northern Chile.

Geysers steam in the early morning light at El Tatio in the Andes Mountains in northern Chile.

Wild vicuna roaming the Atacama Desert in northern Chile.

Wild vicuna roaming the Atacama Desert in northern Chile.

Colourful cactus flowers in the Atacama Desert, Chile.

Colourful cactus flowers in the Atacama Desert, Chile.

Affectionate birds in an oasis in the Atacama Desert in Chile.

Affectionate birds in an oasis in the Atacama Desert in Chile.