PETER MATULAVICH / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PETER MATULAVICH / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
High winds causing ripples across the surface of this salty pool at Badwater, Death Valley National Park, California, the lowest point in the western hemisphere at 86 meters below sea level. Partly due to its low elevation Death Valley is among the hottest places on earth, having recorded a temperature of 57 degrees Celsius.
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