Sunrise on the Dead Sea

December 14, 2018

Menashe_Dead Sea Sunrise (2)

Photographer: Menashe Davidson 
Summary Author: Menashe Davidson 

The photo above showing sunrise over the Dead Sea was taken from the western side of this inland body of water, which lies 1,388 ft (430 m) below the level of the oceans. The Dead Sea is the lowest point on the Earth's land surface and the world’s deepest hypersaline sea. Its salinity is 9.6 times that of the ocean water, too salty for plants and animals to gain a foothold, hence its name. Salts (magnesium, potassium, sodium, etc.) give the water a greasy appearance.

The Sun appears here above the Moab highlands, on the east side of the Dead Sea. Note its glitter path in the mid-ground. The palm in the foreground is part of an ornamental promenade, planted along the western shoreline of the sea. Photo taken on September 5, 2018.

Photo Details: Camera: NIKON D7100; Software: Windows Photo Editor 10; Exposure Time: 0.0003s (1/3200); Aperture: ƒ/25.0; ISO equivalent: 6400; Focal Length (35mm): 76.