One of the world’s most unique lakes, Laguna Colorada. The 15,000-acre salt lake is less than three feet deep and a brilliant red color due to the variety of algae that proliferates in its briny waters.

Three of the world’s six flamingo species- Chilean, Andean and James flamingoes- inhabit the freshwater lakes and saltwater lagoons of the Reserve. The flamingos gain their pink coloring from the red micro-organisms that constitute much of their diet.