Salton Sea Photos

Check out the new gallery of Salton Sea pictures on my website. The photos were made during two visits this winter in addition to my first visit in the winter of 2005. It is a creepy place for sure but a fascinating subject to photograph if you put some time into it.

New Camera and Lens

My first stop in the morning was the Palm Springs Air Museum. My card was full so I clean off the memory card as usual. Well my “full charge” of camera battery all of the sudden went down to one cell. Two photos later it was dead. No problem. I figured I’d go back to …

The Lost City of Bombay Beach

There are parts of Bombay Beach that are completed buried under a few feet of mud. That bench for example is buried all the way up to the seat! There are some street signs in the middle of the mud field also. If this were a school field trip I would probably get extra credit …

Doomed in the Sea

After my first visit to Bombay Beach, I did some research online and realized that I had missed the area that had been submerged in mud due to the Salton Sea flooding. Though it is rather far from my house, I felt compelled to revisit Bombay Beach because as a photographer it’s impossible to feel …

North Shore – Salton Sea

I met up with Brian Auer of Epic Edits for another day of photography around the Salton Sea. Brian had traveled from the San Diego area and around the western shore of the Salton Sea meanwhile I had spent the morning doing some scouting around the Palm Springs area only to realize I forgot to …

American White Pelicans

30% of the world’s remaining population of American White Pelican live off of the Salton Sea. It is not just fish that are impacted by the increasing salinity of the lake but an entire ecosystem is at risk.

The Salty Salton Sea

The Salton Sea is basically a big agricultural sewage dump that provides habitat for a lot of wildlife including migrating birds of the Pacific Flyway. Unfortunately for the wildlife, what caused the lake to exist is ultimately going to be its downfall. You have to understand the history of the Salton Sea to understand why …

Salton Sea Icons

The dead oak trees are probably the most photographed landscape in the Salton Sea. I had always wondered where they were located, thinking perhaps I missed them along the wildlife refuge shoreline on my first visit. This time I was just randomly driving all over the place not even looking for them when magically they …

Imperial Valley Birds, Lots of Them

Around the Salton Sea you could pretty much look in any direction and see birds in mass quantity whether in the water, flying in air or in the agricultural fields of the Imperial Valley. I had to photograph these birds from in the car leaning across the passenger side with my tripod wedged between the …