Located just below a small road (marked turn from the main 11 road), the terrain here slowly descends to the Cotacotani lake with the snow covered Parinacota volcano towering above it.
There's a lot of objects making an interesting foreground. Maybe even too much. However there's one that's really unique -- Yareta plants. The uniform green color and interesting shape makes it a foreground so great that you'll probably stop looking for anything else. ;-)
Photo tips: Sunsets and dusk bring an interesting side-light, which I prefer here. For mornings, I'd consider Lago Chungara a better destination. Wide angle lens are most useful here in order to capture the old Yareta plants in the foreground.
Getting there: Turn off the main road (11) near the marked Laguna Cotacotani viewpoint ('mirador' in Spanish) and take few hundreds meters on a gravel road. Its doable in a 2WD vehicle, but only the beginning and only if the engine is strong enough to navigate back a small hill to the main road. Find a suitable place to park and then choose one of the many places with a nice foreground.
Alternatively you can park right next the road at the viewpoint and walk down to find a nice composition.
Two volcanoes at Bolivia-Chile borders got red by the setting Sun. Quite a view together with the wonderful landscape of Lauca National Park!
I like the dusk atmosphere of this photo. Taken quite a long time after sunset, a long exposure was needed (4 minutes), but it resulted in nice smooth colors of both the Yareta plants and volcanoes.
One of the lucky moments here. First you travel to a very remote location in unforgiving elevation (almost 5000 meters) to get an otherworldly sight of snow covered volcanoes towering above beautiful landscape. All this complemented by thousands years old Yareta plants. And then also weather cooperates and nature gives you a colorful sunset. A moment hard to forget!