Bonaire in 100 photos – Salt mountains

2 March 2021 by Casper Douma - Reading time: < 1 minute

Bonaire’s salt mountains are a unique combination of nature and industry. Essential to both the local economy and ecology, these white giants attract visitors with their shimmering appearance and nearby flamingo habitats.

Salt mountains off the coast of Bonaire.

Bonaire’s salt mountains are an impressive natural and industrial phenomenon that attracts many visitors each year. These large, magnificent white mountains are the result of the salt extraction process. Here, seawater is led into large shallow pans and then evaporated by the intense sun, causing the salt to crystallize. The salt mountains have become not only an important export product for Bonaire, but also a symbol of the island. They are located in the southern part of the island, near the salt flats that provide essential habitat for a variety of bird species, including Bonaire’s iconic flamingos. This combination of industrial activity and natural beauty makes Bonaire’s salt mountains a unique attraction.

Casper Douma Photography

“Bon dia tur hende i bon bini na dushi Boneiru!”
My name is Casper Douma and I am a photographer. Since 2014 I’ve been living on this beautiful island, surrounded by a fringing reef. At first glance, you may see mostly cacti and drought, but Bonaire is a little gem if you get to know it better. I would like to take you on one of my photography tours to show you all the special places of Bonaire. In small groups of maximum 4 people I give you a unique look at the beauty of Bonaire. Became curious? Take a look at my website! I wish you a lot of fun on beautiful Bonaire.

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