Location: Death Valley -Badwater Basin, California
This is the lowest elevation in the whole of North America. The name comes from the fact that the water has accumulated much salt thus rendering non-consumable. The hexagonal honeycomb shapes, or what seem like strange patterns in the salt flats, are a result of the recurring freeze-thaw and evaporation cycles. The flats are made of delicate salt crystals that are fragile and can easily crush if stepped on. The amazing thing about this elegant scene that seems to defy all understanding is that the salt flats seem to extend into the horizon.