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Lake Mead

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 27 June 2019 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The low water level of Lake Mead is quite evident by the white calcium rings seen above the water. The level on June 19, 2019 was 1,085 feet MSL (mean sea level) when full level is 1,229 feet MSL. This view was seen while flying into Las Vegas, Nevada.

Photo captured July 22, 2016.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 140 48 mm (35mm equiv.)

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By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I really like these red rocks as opposed to the intense blue of the lake. Beautiful photo.

27 Jun 2019 5:06am

Anne from France

Fabuleux point de vue!

27 Jun 2019 5:12am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

An interesting looking landscape.

27 Jun 2019 5:13am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Tout ce reliefs quelle vue du ciel extraordinaire
Belle journée

27 Jun 2019 5:25am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A superb image from above. Must be some boats down there.

27 Jun 2019 5:41am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Magnifique !!

27 Jun 2019 6:03am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Vraiment une très belle photo.
Bonne journée Steven

27 Jun 2019 6:14am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Great view!

27 Jun 2019 6:27am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

ça baisse !

27 Jun 2019 6:36am

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

how beautiful, really a fascinating view from above

27 Jun 2019 7:00am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


27 Jun 2019 7:47am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle plongée c'est beau

27 Jun 2019 7:57am

yo from Ile de France, France

Une vue qui montre bien la baisse de niveau !

27 Jun 2019 7:59am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Great view!

27 Jun 2019 8:27am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful view !!

27 Jun 2019 9:21am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A great image taken from the air. Superb color.

27 Jun 2019 9:31am

London Caller from United Kingdom

America is so vast :)
I think I can see two little white boats on the lake.
It would be fun to cruise along the shore.

27 Jun 2019 10:32am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Well seen and documented. Is this level unusual ?

27 Jun 2019 11:37am

@grouser: Indeed, it is.

Lougris from Toulouse, France

magnifique vue !!

27 Jun 2019 11:52am

Don from Albania

I’m fine capture of this proof of the low-water time

27 Jun 2019 1:00pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Beautifully captured. We have more and more less water.:(

27 Jun 2019 1:42pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I love the rugged view and the tones. Fabulous

27 Jun 2019 2:05pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Splendid aerial view !

27 Jun 2019 2:54pm

Jean-Louis Guianvarc'h from Valence d'Albigeois, France

Une superbe photo! Bonne journée.

27 Jun 2019 3:09pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Splendide vue aérienne.

27 Jun 2019 3:13pm

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

Amazing this to see.
A great photo and interesting explanation.

27 Jun 2019 5:07pm

willy from Belgium

la sécheresse Steven ?

une très bellevue


27 Jun 2019 6:13pm

@willy: Oui!

willy from Belgium

merci pour cette précision Steven

27 Jun 2019 6:42pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

This is a wonderful shot from above. I love seeing the small white dots that are boats on the blue water.

27 Jun 2019 8:58pm

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

Great view!

27 Jun 2019 9:57pm

Rose from United States

This looks like from another world!

27 Jun 2019 11:26pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

well done airplane shot. your point about the water level is well taken.

28 Jun 2019 12:56am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

what a breath-taking scene

28 Jun 2019 1:21am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

You certainly did well with this, Steven! It is so sad to see our water depleting. It's a bit frightening, actually. After we had a lot of rain and snow this winter... the water levels have already gone down. We walked Oak Creek north of Sedona today and the water level was so low.

28 Jun 2019 2:16am

Ginnie from Netherlands

Talk about SO OBVIOUS, Steven...and so sad. I see that the image is from 2016. Do you know if it's still this low?

28 Jun 2019 5:30am

@Ginnie: The narrative above gives the level as of June 19, 2019 and it's still about 140 feet below. :-(

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Amazing view from above !

28 Jun 2019 6:21am

Roland Theys from Loverval, Belgium

A perfect photo! wonderful colors !

28 Jun 2019 6:41am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

A lake, because of the low water, with a lace skirt

28 Jun 2019 8:37am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

What an experience that must be.

28 Jun 2019 8:57am

Devi from Chennai, India

A superb shot here..Thank you for the explanation too..Fantastic view !!!

28 Jun 2019 2:42pm

Remus from Portugal

Another natural beauty, in a place so deserted, there is such intense river.
Superb framing and composition.

28 Jun 2019 3:43pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Détails extraordinaires... de toute beauté.

28 Jun 2019 4:28pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A spectacular view from the air. The lake is definitely lower than normal. This is a splendid image.

28 Jun 2019 6:43pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful view !!

28 Jun 2019 9:39pm

yoshimiparis from France

I love the drawing of these rocky mountains and the transition between hot and cold color with water

29 Jun 2019 6:26am

Marité from France

Superbe prise de vue !!!
Bonne journée.

29 Jun 2019 7:41pm

omar from Kunduz, Afghanistan

Mother Earth is so beautiful, so much different landscapes, shore lines and impressing views. You made the picture from a plane?

1 Jul 2019 5:53pm

@omar: Yes.

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Wow. It's quite a dramatic landscape.

2 Jul 2019 8:04am

Sam from Chennai, India

Magnificent view. Amazing landscape and lovely forms. Great. :)

2 Jul 2019 6:18pm