Rocks of the Atacama DesertYour model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
Los “penitentes” are strange rocks formations covered by salt on the top that can be found in the salt desert of Atacama, Chile. We realized this photogrammetry model as part of an expedition organized by La Venta Esplorazioni Geografiche (www.laventa.it/en) for a research project supported by National Geographic Society and the University of Bologna - Department of Earth Science to study the microbiology and geology of the salt caves of this desert. Photographs by Marco Vattano - La Venta.