Walking on thin ice is always risky.
And it's hard to retain one's dignity... especially when you're wearing stilts.
At these altitudes, the sun's power can quickly turn from salvation to threat.
The atmosphere is so thin, there is very little protection from ultraviolet radiation.
By mid-morning, it's risky to linger out in the open.
The viscacha are forced to head for the shade.
Out on the lake, there is nowhere to hide.
The white crust of the soda lake reflects the sun's glare
and increases the impact of its ultraviolet rays.
By midday, uncovered human skin will burn in four minutes.
But this doesn't seem to bother the flamingos.
In fact, they are on parade.