Casualties of the Sea

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© Ryan Notch
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UploadedJune 6, 2011
TakenApril 17, 2011
ModelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure1/80 sec at f/5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length16 mm

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Along the shore of the Salton Sea lie mounds of fish carcasses. Tilapia were introduced to the lake in 1950. Every summer the high temperatures react with the salt content of the water and kill off most of the fish. The dead fish create a massive amount of algae, which the remaining fish love. They repopulate to greater numbers each and every year only to perish once summer arrives. This is the Salton Sea's freaky man-made circle of life.

4 responses

  • Sarah Pagano

    Sarah Pagano (Deleted) said (10 Jul 2011):

    Very interesting, the feathers and fish together.

  • Sofe Art

    Sofe Art said (13 Jul 2011):

    Very impressive .

  • jeff case

    jeff case (Deleted) said (8 Oct 2011):

    great b/w, well done.

  • Kristina Krause

    Kristina Krause   gave props (5 Mar 2012):

    Fantastic composition! Beauty in decay.....Such wonderful tones and textures.....

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