The Salton Sea is the largest lake in California. It began as an accidental flood plain of the Colorado River, today it is polluted by agricultural run off and disappearing.
The scene is eerie, out of balance and surreal. There is no fresh water coming in, birds glide above, fish bones crunch underfoot; this pastel coloured crushed bone has become the shingle sweeping the shoreline.
Out on the outer flats, bird nests appear white and fossilised, as do other remains of life, delicately encrusted with talcum soft salt reminiscent of volcanic ash.