Laguna Colorada in Bolivia, is a shallow salt lake in the southwest region of Bolivia, located at 4,300 m above sea level and covers over 60 sq. km. The fiery red shades are caused by planktons that thrive in the water rich in sodium, magnesium, borax and gypsum.
Laguna Colorada also known as the “Nest of the Andes”. This place is home to some 40,000 flamingos of three different species. But the rare James Flamingos (Phoenicopterus Jamesi), also known as the Puna Flamingo have the highest concentration. They make this area their nesting spot and they are absolutely protected. There are also over 50 other species of birds that make their home here too.