Dead Sea, Israël
The 100 m false-colour image of 11 April 2014 shows us the Dead Sea, also called Salt Sea, bordered by Jordan to the east and Israel and Palestine to the west. The Dead Sea is 304 m deep, the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. With ~ 34 % salinity , it is ~10 times as salty as the ocean, and one of the world's saltiest bodies of water. This salinity makes for a harsh environment in which plants and animals cannot flourish, hence its name. The sandy part in between the evaporation pans south of the Dead Sea divides Jordan from Israel but is also physically separated due to the shrinking level of the Dead Sea.