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The Dead Sea , also called the Salt Sea, is a salt lake bordering Jordan to the east and Israel and Palestine to the west. Its surface and shores are 423 metres (1,388 ft) below sea level,Earth's lowest elevation on land. The Dead Sea is 377 m (1,237 ft) deep, the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. With 33.7% salinity, it is also one of the world's saltiest bodies of water, though Lake Assal (Djibouti), Garabogazköl and some hypersaline lakes of the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica (such as Don Juan Pond) have reported higher salinities. It is 9.6 times as salty as the ocean. This salinity makes for a harsh environment in which animals cannot flourish, hence its name. The Dead Sea is 55 kilometres (34 mi) long and 18 kilometres (11 mi) wide at its widest point. It lies in the Jordan Rift Valley, and its main tributary is the Jordan River.

The Dead Sea has attracted visitors from around the Mediterranean basin for thousands of years. Biblically, it was a place of refuge for King David. It was one of the world's first health resorts (for Herod the Great), and it has been the supplier of a wide variety of products, from balms for Egyptian mummification to potash for fertilizers. People also use the salt and the minerals from the Dead Sea to create cosmetics and herbal sachets. In 2009, 1.2 million foreign tourists visited on the Israeli side.

The Dead Sea seawater has a density of 1.240 kg/L, which makes swimming similar to floating.
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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D300S
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1/2000 second
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F/7.1
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11 mm
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200
Date Taken
Nov 29, 2013, 8:36:53 AM
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NinthTome's avatar
What a unique location!
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Thank you very much !
psychogizmo's avatar
Wow...that's cool.
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Thank you very much !
cortomaltese219's avatar
What an amazing photo! And what a beautiful place. 
I love the way you call it in Hebrew, ים המלח, "Yam HaMelah", the sea of salt. 
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Thank you so much , it is really an amazing place !
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:iconwonderful-world: Congratulations! This work has been included in our latest Wonderful Wednesdays feature www.deviantart.com/journal/Won…
LenseMan's avatar
Nice picture of the halo around the sun.
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Thank you very much !
Ennev's avatar
so sharp !! Perfection !!
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Lula939's avatar
So.Stunnig! :o
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You're.Welcome! :)
Pinedrop's avatar
Beautiful light!
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HoremWeb's avatar
Wow, that halo is really impressive and the site is rather unearthly, too. Very fine capture!
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:)
I saw a lot of images of the Dead Sea, but none of them was such a special and out-of-this-world thing. I even shot some pretty pictures at the Birket Siwa (another salt lake, but in Egypt, close the Lybian border) with interesting salt features, but nothing comparable... The clouds and the special light conditions add a lot and the slight underexposure even emphasize that mood. This image is worth to see it again and again.
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Thank you so much !
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It's my honour :)
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