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Salton Sea – Decay – heath ofee dot com

Since I still have quite a few shots from Southern California to share, I thought I’d return to my vintage ‘Salton Sea’ series this week. I really enjoy going through these images, and I’m excited to share another 4 or 5 of them with you.

Now, I apologize in advance if anyone is grossed out by the image below, but this is a common scene on the shores of the Salton Sea. As the salinity in the lake has risen over the years, a number of species of fish have started to die off. The result is what you see below…shorelines absolutely littered with dead and decaying fish. It’s really quite sad.

Canon EOS 50D, Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5, 17mm, F 11, ISO 100, 1/160 sec

15 thoughts on “Salton Sea – Decay

  1. Love it – I am digging the shared style of this series that you’re posting. This shot, in particular, reminds me of a shot I recently took on Staten Island as part of my hi-key Black & White series.

    Really well done, man.

  2. Wow, that’s really something else. I feel it’s really important to capture these events as they occur, great documentation here Heath. Love this image, albeit a touch on the creepy side, but I totally get it my friend. Great work.

  3. Your image is what I always see when ever I think of the Salton Sea, Heath. A variation of it has been burned in to my memory since first visiting the area fifty odd years ago.

  4. Aw man…I was checking out the image in detail before reading the post; what I first thought were pebbles turned out to be fish – that was a bit of a shock! Now I see them floating in the water too…that is pretty sad (and a little creepy). Nice capture.

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