Salt of the Earth Aerials

18 images Created 8 Feb 2016

I started going up in a helicopter to take aerial photographs of the Salt Ponds in 2010 and have continued for over a decade. These images reveal human incursions in the landscape resulting in complex geometries and artifacts of the limited biodiversity. This is evidenced by the apocalyptic oranges, reds and purples where only two organisms can survive in this man-made, high salinity environment: anaerobic algae that produce carotenoids and a brine shrimp species unique to the San Francisco Bay.
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