• A cave on the Jordanian shore of the Dead Sea near Zara
    A cave on the Jordanian shore of the Dead Sea near Zara
  • Sinkholes pock-mark the emerging shoreline of the Dead Sea near Ein Gedi
    Sinkholes pock-mark the emerging shoreline of the Dead Sea near Ein Gedi
  • Pier of the dock for the lifeguard boat based near Ein Gedi on the Israeli side of the Dead Sea shore
    Pier of the dock for the lifeguard boat based near Ein Gedi on the Israeli side of the Dead Sea shore
  • Tourists on the beach at Dead Sea resort of Ein Bokek
    Tourists on the beach at Dead Sea resort of Ein Bokek
  • Families from Amman enjoying the Jordanian coast of the Dead Sea at 'Amman Beach' park
    Families from Amman enjoying the Jordanian coast of the Dead Sea at 'Amman Beach' park
  • Young men from Amman enjoying the mud on the Jordanian coast of the Dead Sea at Zara spring
    Young men from Amman enjoying the mud on the Jordanian coast of the Dead Sea at Zara spring
  • Ruins of Lido Hotel on north end of the Dead Sea with a panoramic mural from 1973 based on an old crusader's map
    Ruins of Lido Hotel on north end of the Dead Sea with a panoramic mural from 1973 based on an old crusader's map
  • Abandoned water park near New Qalya Beach on the West Bank part of the Dead Sea coast
    Abandoned water park near New Qalya Beach on the West Bank part of the Dead Sea coast
  • Pumping station on the Lisan Peninsula which separates the Dead Sea into two parts
    Pumping station on the Lisan Peninsula which separates the Dead Sea into two parts
  • Earthen dikes separating salt evaporation ponds along the Israeli shore of the south lake of the Dead Sea
    Earthen dikes separating salt evaporation ponds along the Israeli shore of the south lake of the Dead Sea
  • Waters stained brown with Potasium Sulfite cascade from one evaporation pond to another
    Waters stained brown with Potasium Sulfite cascade from one evaporation pond to another
  • Drying facilities of potash plant at Arab Potash Company
    Drying facilities of potash plant at Arab Potash Company
  • A factory for processing edible salt near the Arab Potash Company on the southern part of the Dead Sea
    A factory for processing edible salt near the Arab Potash Company on the southern part of the Dead Sea
  • Bedouin family living in the hills above Sweimeh on the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea
    Bedouin family living in the hills above Sweimeh on the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea
  • Ruins of Mukawir, with the Dead Sea and the shore of the West Bank in the background
    Ruins of Mukawir, with the Dead Sea and the shore of the West Bank in the background
  • Sink holes caused by fresh ground water dissolving salty layers beneath the surface, causing cave-ins
    Sink holes caused by fresh ground water dissolving salty layers beneath the surface, causing cave-ins
  • A shaft of midday sunlight falls on a pool of fresh water in the lower section of Wadi Hidan
    A shaft of midday sunlight falls on a pool of fresh water in the lower section of Wadi Hidan
  • Sunbathers afloat at the beach resort of Ein Bokek, on the Israeli side of the Dead Sea
    Sunbathers afloat at the beach resort of Ein Bokek, on the Israeli side of the Dead Sea
  • Beach resort of Ein Bokek, where a favorite pass-time is floating on one's back in the water to experience the lake's hyper-saline bouyancy
    Beach resort of Ein Bokek, where a favorite pass-time is floating on one's back in the water to experience the lake's hyper-saline bouyancy
  • Russian family from Moscow taking souvenir photos on salt accretions beside a dike in the Dead Sea Works
    Russian family from Moscow taking souvenir photos on salt accretions beside a dike in the Dead Sea Works
  • Masada, the ancient city that has become a symbol for the state of Israel
    Masada, the ancient city that has become a symbol for the state of Israel
  • Greek Orthodox monastery of Mar Saba overlooking the Kidron Valley in the West Bank east of Bethlehem
    Greek Orthodox monastery of Mar Saba overlooking the Kidron Valley in the West Bank east of Bethlehem
  • A group of nuns visiting the Greek Orthodox monastery of Mar Saba overlooking the Kidron Valley
    A group of nuns visiting the Greek Orthodox monastery of Mar Saba overlooking the Kidron Valley
  • Hyper-saline waters seep out of the ground, forming a slow moving brown river on the north side of the Dead Sea's south lake
    Hyper-saline waters seep out of the ground, forming a slow moving brown river on the north side of the Dead Sea's south lake
  • Small bay of turquoise-colored water formed by the break of a dyke in an evaporation pond of the Arab Potash Works
    Small bay of turquoise-colored water formed by the break of a dyke in an evaporation pond of the Arab Potash Works