Close-up sinkhole at the Dead Sea
by Djamil Al-Halbouni, Deutsches Geoforschungszentrum, Potsdam, Germany
This close-up image taken by a balloon reveals the internal structure of a drying sinkhole at the eastern dead sea. Semi-circular cracks from neighboring holes and inner slump-like tilted blocks reveal the evolution of this natural hazard phenomenon in the muddy former lake-bed. Leftovers of the drying water infill are salt and prevailing minerals.
Taken on 24
Submitted on 02 February 2017
Credit: Djamil Al-Halbouni (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)
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