Visitors walk across salt formations in Badwater Basin, 282 feet below sea level. Death Valley NP, California, USA.
Millions of visitors have compacted a wide white salt walkway across the brown-dirt-dusted crystal formations in Badwater Basin, which is the lowest point in North America (282 feet below sea level). Death Valley National Park, California, USA. Through concentration by evaporation, Badwater Basin accumulates mostly Sodium Chloride (table salt), plus minerals such as calcite, gypsum and borax (famously mined 1883-1889 with Twenty Mule Teams).Add to Lightbox Download