• Reflections from the airplane window.
  • alternative - Mi'Tu
  • I added this ugly text because so many people feel compelled to steal this image. If you want to post it on your blog just give proper attribution and link to his page. Is that so damn hard?

Cargill Salt Ponds in San Francisco Bay

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Cargill Salt Ponds

I love the colors of these ponds. These colors are just as you see them - I did not do anything to this image other than cropping and levels.

The interesting colors are from brine shrimp, algae, and other stuff growing in the ponds.

According to:
These ponds will be reverting back to wetlands. I'm going to miss seeing them from the air on my way into SFO.

For an awesome satellite image of these go to:

This image was Explored on Friday June 27, 2008.

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  1. fangleman 48 months ago | reply

    This image was used without permission again. This time they even put their own logo on it!


    I've let them know. Let's see if they take it down.

    UPDATE: It has been removed

  2. kharbin101 48 months ago | reply


    I'm sorry to hear you're having such trouble with not being credited for your amazing photo.

    I belong to ISACA Silicon Valley, a non-profit organization for Security and IT Governance professionals. We're currently revamping our website, and were wondering if we could use your photo on it as representative of the Silicon Valley. We would, of course, give you credit -- we just need to know how you would like to be attributed.

    Kind regards,

  3. fangleman 48 months ago | reply

    kharbin101: I have sent you a flickrmail regarding your request

  4. Virtual Zavie 48 months ago | reply

    They're really a shame. :-/

    Don't hesitate to contact Flickr Staff about that by the way.
    They don't like their users' work being ripped off either.

  5. EOS_Magic 44 months ago | reply

    Amazing capture..what brilliant colors man!!

  6. ss | photog 43 months ago | reply

    nice capture, great shapes!
    thanks for visiting...

  7. lameato feliz 38 months ago | reply

    sorprendentes colores. saludos

  8. laurent.even 38 months ago | reply

    Very good photo, it's a beautiful aerial shot ! I love it !
    Add me as a contact if you want !
    See you...

  9. Franck Vervial 35 months ago | reply

    Fantastic shots. Il love colors and curves. Really impressive. I agree the Mi'Tu crop proposition.

  10. fangleman 34 months ago | reply

    I've added some ugly text to the image.
    I am tired of so many people taking it for their own.
    I'm going to report every infringement, but often I find it is very difficult to get things removed.

  11. Virtual Zavie 34 months ago | reply

    Sad to read you had to do this. Especially since a photo taken from a plane is not exactly the kind of shot that comes for free.

    Keep it up, your photo is awesome and very worth money.

  12. alyshathompson 27 months ago | reply

    Beautiful shot!

  13. fangleman 22 months ago | reply

    Thank you! And also thanks for mentioning where you saw my image. I wish more people would do that!

  14. krimeano 13 months ago | reply

    incredible! very beautiful

    why are some of ponds red?

  15. fangleman 13 months ago | reply

    Salt pond colors are naturally produced by the microorganisms that thrive as salt levels increase.
    Three microorganisms in particular, Dunaliella, Halobacteria, and Synechococcus, have influence on the colors we see.

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