Badwater Basin is the lowest point in Death Valley, more than 85m below sea level.
Not really a lot of water, and absolutely bad, being way to salty to drink. But there is actually both plants and animals living in the water.
This is on the way down to Badwater Basin. I liked the layered mountains. Also notice, the straight road.
In the deserts, a few plants try to survive.
The lowest point. There is a little water, and a lot of salt. They have set up a small platform, so you can get close to the water and the salt crystals.
Here you see some of the water and the salt crystals.
I was also amazed by all the colorful mountains in Death Valley. Here with some of the salt in front.
Before leaving Badwater, I took photo of myself, thanks to my GorillaPod, which is just strong enough to hold my camera with the 24-70 lens.
And finally an overview picture, where you can see the size of the basin, all covered with salt.