Canon EOS 350D, 55mm, 1/400 sec, F/13, ISO-400
December 31/2008 Salton Sea, California, USA
The Salton Sea is a saline, endorheic rift lake located directly on the San Andreas Fault. The lake occupies the lowest elevations of the Salton Sink in the Colorado Desert of Riverside and Imperial Counties in Southern California. Like Death Valley, it is located below sea level, with the current surface of the Salton Sea at 226 ft (69 m) below sea level.
The Salton Sea has been termed a “crown jewel of avian biodiversity” Over 400 species have been documented at the Salton Sea. The Salton Sea supports 30% of the remaining population of the American white pelican. The Salton Sea is also a major resting stop on the Pacific Flyway.