I took this image while flying with my friend Matt a number of years ago. Well, he was flying the plane; I was hanging out the window taking pictures. This photograph is of the Cottonball Marsh in Death Valley. It’s well below sea level (about -200 ft) and the surface of a dry lake bed is covered in borax salt. From the air, it looks like someone spilled milk on the landscape.
It’s impressive how well camouflaged the little tidepool Sculpin are along the Pacific coast. They can be super hard to spot in small tidepools, but when you zoom in on them, it’s interesting to note that they are often covered in bright yellow lines and blue dots. They sure blend in well. This one it only about an inch long.