Writer and adventurer Jon Bowermaster explores the world's oceans from the seat of a sea kayak. Used as both transportation and as floating ambassadors, sea kayaks allow Jon and his team of the world's best photographers, filmmakers, scientists and navigators - to reach corners of the world rarely seen. Part 2 of the Altiplano adventure begins on the largest lake in northern Argentina - Lago Vilama - which surprisingly is just a few inches deep. From there they continue into southern Bolivia, crossing the 20 mile by 40 mile Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt lake in the world. Not long ago (12,000 years) the salt lake was covered by a lake 200 feet deep. Today its salt is raked and dried and sold as table salt. The expedition ends atop 20,000 foot tall Volcan Licancabur, with an incredible view over the high desert and lakes they just negotiated.
ABOUT OCEANS 8 - SEA KAYAKING AROUND THE WORLD:
This ongoing project from writer and adventurer Jon Bowermaster includes a series of expeditions to explore the world's oceans from the seat of a sea kayak. Used as both transportation and as floating ambassadors, sea kayaks allow Jon and his teams, comprised of some of the world's best photographers, filmmakers, scientists and navigators - to reach corners of the world rarely seen. The goal of each expedition is adventure and education through exploration of local cultures, histories, environmental issues and the future of these varied regions. Supported by the National Geographic Expeditions Council, the expeditions have taken Jon to the heart of the Aleutian Islands, through the Tuamotu Atolls in French Polynesia, across the high plains of Bolivia, Chile and Argentina, up the wild coastline of Gabon in West Africa, along Croatia's Dalmatian Coast, and around the rugged shores of the Australian island of Tasmania.