Colors in the Bay

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    Looking straight down from 1500 ft (450 meter) we see sections of water separated by levees (smalll dikes).

    The green water above is the open water of the bay.

    Below that is the water of a salt pond that is slowly concentrating the salt as the water is evaporated off - the red color comes from the brine shrimp, salts, and cyano-bacteria that make up this soup.

    The white section below is almost dry and ready to harvest with a bull-dozer which will scrape the salt in a pile for transport

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    1. Roel Wijnants 56 months ago | reply

      wat ziet dat er vreemd uit zo van bovenafgezien

    2. bior 50 months ago | reply

      Congratulations on getting your photo featured in the Flickr blog!

    3. suzanne~in~phoenix 50 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the explanation....otherwise, I would have never known what I was looking at!

    4. Arlenk. 50 months ago | reply

      that was Amazing photograph...great perspective..

    5. mambo1935 50 months ago | reply


    6. 50 months ago | reply

      Wow, this is a rare industry and not known to us how salt is created. Thanks for the great image and explanation!

    7. roslyn.russell 50 months ago | reply

      Looks like an abstract painting - almost Colourfield school. Great shot.

    8. helvetia 50 months ago | reply

      absolutely marvelous, great colours!

    9. mariola aga 50 months ago | reply

      amazing view !

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