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Pelicans Sunset Salton Sea by Jo Nijenhuis
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Canon Camera EOS 350D – Sigma Lens 28-300 mm – 1/60 sec – F/5.6
Pelicans at sunset!
The Salton Sea is an inland sealine lake in the Sonoran Desert of extreme southeastern California, USA. It occupies the Salton Basin, a remnant of prehistoric Lake Cahuilla. It is borderded on the south by the rich agricultural areas of the Imperial Valley and on the west, by Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Both the Salton Sea State Recreation Area and the Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge are located on its shores.

The Salton Sea was formed between 1905 and 1907 when the Colorado River burst through poorly built irrigation controls south of Yuma, Arizona. Almost the entire flow of the river filled the Salton Basin for more than a year, inundating communities, farms and the main line of the Southern Pacific Railroad.

Continued filling of the Salton Sink was finally stopped in 1907, when a line of protective levees was built by boxcars dumping boulders into the breach from Southern Pacific tracks. By then, this inland lake was about 40 miles long and 13 miles wide, covering an area of about 400 square miles.


Pelicans at Sunset


Pelicans at Sunset

Featured in Colors of Water, AMERICA’s National Parks and WILDLIFE Habitat

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california, salton, ftsanimals, ftswaters, sea, sunset, water, orange, nature, pelican, birds, dawn, usa

Hey, my name is Jo and you are
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My Artist Name Jokus means, that my Art is signed with a Kiss (kus) from Me (Jo)
I live & work in The Netherlands and my passion is to go for long photo shoots in nature, the beauty on Mother Earth is so very wonderful and its a great pleasure to share it with you all.
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Comments

  • mikequigley
    mikequigleyover 5 years ago

    nice one mq

  • Thanks Mike for the nice comment!
    Happy Sunday, Jokus ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 5 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • Thanks Kathy for the beautiful comment!
    Happy Sunday, Jokus ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökover 5 years ago

    Wonderful sunset scene!

  • Thanks Béla for the wonderful comment!
    Happy Sunday, Joke ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisover 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • Thanks Barbara for the beautiful comment, I’ve changed the photo, more pelicans in the foreground!
    Happy Sunday & Hugs, Joke ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Johan  Nijenhuis
    Johan Nijenhuisover 5 years ago

    ALLEMACHTIG PRACHTIG

  • Thanks Big Brother het was allemachtig prachtig!
    Kusje je Zusje ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Mark Lee
    Mark Leeover 5 years ago

    I’m stunned….. Great Shot :)

  • Hello Mark, Thanks for the great comment!
    Happy Sunday, Jokus ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • jockey
    jockeyover 5 years ago

    very nice Jokas.

  • Thanks Bill, for the nice comment!
    Happy Sunday, Jokus ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • ienemien
    ienemienover 5 years ago

    Wonderful!! Wow what a great shot… I really like it to see your first photos from your Holiday in Californie… Mooi!!! kusjes ienemientje.

  • Thanks dear sis, for the great and wonderful comment! Yeahhh there will be a lot more photos from my vacation in California, such a beautiful country and such a great memories!
    Kusje je Zusje ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • sstarlightss
    sstarlightssover 5 years ago

    Stunning pink glow with those amazing pelicans, Jokus, and interesting caption. Congrats on your well deserved feature.

  • Thanks Claudia, for the super comment and warm congrats! The Salton Sea is so super to see with all the great white pelicans!
    Happy Day, Jokus ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 5 years ago

    Stunning capture Joke, nice work

  • Thanks dear Larry for the great words, glad you like it!
    Warm Greetings, Joke ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

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