Dried Sea

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Jeff Sullivan on June 4, 2008

The salt flats at Badwater in Death Valley National Park in California go for miles, dwarfing anything that ventures out onto their flat surface. The rock-hard salt is left over from an ancient sea. This photo is taken at about 220 feet below below sea level, and you can hike from here 11 miles to the top of 11,048 foot Telescope Peak, obscured in the clouds in this picture.

Distances are very difficult to judge on the salt flats. I had already been walking for about 10 minutes across the uneven surface of the dirt-soiled salt before taking this picture towards the fresher, whiter salt deposits ahead. I had expected to reach the white surface in less than half that time.


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Patrick Flament on July 3, 2008

Standing ovation for this & all your picts. Patrick

tiopepe8 on July 4, 2008

Very nice Voted, greetings My june Contest

Amazing place!!!

Well done!

Greetings from Greece, Kostas

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crost on October 10, 2009

Estupenda !

Michael Schäffner on January 23, 2010

Impressive photo. It shows the the great combinations in this landscapes.

Aceite de Argan web on September 18, 2014

What device did you use for taking the photo?

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Jeff Sullivan
Gardnerville, Nevada

Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 4, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Jeff Sullivan
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
    • Taken on 2008/05/25 10:09:14
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 105.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/22.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash