13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Red, white, brown and blue

This image was taken near the coast of Gujarat, where saline water leaches through the sandy desert to form pools of water. As the water evaporates, a crust of salt hems in these pools. The briny waters on occasion also have algal blooms that tint them red or pink.

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Date Taken: 04.2014
Date Uploaded: 07.2015
Photo Location: India
Copyright: © Sankar Sridhar