Death Valley National Park's Badwater Basin lies at an elevation of 282 feet below sea level, making it one of the lowest above-ground points on Earth. Unusual freeze-thaw and evaporation cycles cause the formation of the hexagonal salt formations seen in the foreground of this photo. I took this photo at night, when the flats were illuminated by a nearly full moon.
Uploaded: Mar 4, 2016
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