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Salton Sea


Shrinking, sick and dying, without a freshwater inlet or drain-off outlet, California's once glamorous Salton Sea, where southern California boaters, RV'ers and such, is all but a memory. But it is still a major aviary stopover on the Pacific flyway.
It is said that of the 600 species of birds in North America, over 400 of those come here in the winter and spring. Canadian snow geese, pelicans, egrets, several varieties of ducks, ibis, red-winged blackbirds, native owls and roadrunners are among those on view in this birder's paradise. Finding strong photo opps grows tougher yearly as the water recedes, but with the right sky and some luck...it can still happen. However, the spot with the three bare trees where many of these were shot prior to 2010, is nearly a mile from the shrinking water line now and at least one of the trees has fallen.

Also see photos from nearby "Salvation Mountain" here: http://www.pbase.com/baldrich/salvationmtn


My website: http://bartaldrich.com/

All Images © Bart Aldrich, All Rights Reserved. Please contact for permission.

Salton Sea CA BW Splendor Lost Horizons The Last Stand...5 years later. Abandoned
Sunset Glory Shore Silhouettes w/Pelicans _DSC3590.jpg Remains _DSC0013xx.jpg
Serene Sunset 3465 DSC3554A80.jpg Salton Sea Perch _DSC0134SQ80.jpg
#3606 Sea of Blue Last Landing SS Reflection Stark Nature
_DSC0125X80.jpg PilingsA1Sq72.jpg Salton Sea CA _DSC3535A80.jpg Down & Out
SSTrailerX280.jpg _DSC0171A.jpg _DSC6280b80.jpg Day's End pano Two Large Ibis On the Move
Dry Mud Flats _DSC5215pano.jpg _DSC6330BW180.jpg _DSC3524BirdsBWSq.jpg _DSC3510crop.jpg
_DSC3530.jpg Salton Sea CA _DSC0026XA1.jpg _DSC0130.jpg _DSC3545.jpg
_DSC0004A1.jpg _DSC2427.jpg Shooting in the Wild