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Photo of a salt formation in the Dead Sea at sunrise by photographer Tom Shapira

The Salt Rose, Dead Sea

Israel, The Dead Sea

The southern part of the Dead Sea is in fact no longer a part of the sea. It is composed of several salt pools, intended for harvesting salt and minerals. One of these pools even serve as the beach for the Dead-Sea Hotels.
For me, these pools cause a great dissonance. On one hand, they tell the sad story of man influence on nature. But on the other, they are a testimony to the marvels of nature: when the water level in the pools recedes, magnificent salt formations are revealed. In this image, the light of the glowing red clouds is reflected from the salt rose.

Proportions: 5:7
Recommended print size: 100cm (36") long @ 1.5m (5') viewing distance.