Ziv Sherzer

A WATERCOLOR LANDSCAPE. Contrary to its name, the Dead Sea actually does support a few forms of life. These vibrantly colored sinkholes on the shore of the sea are filled with highly specialized microorganisms that are able to withstand the extreme salinity of the water. The endemic unicellular green algae and endemic species of halobacteria (in the red pool) are so specialized that the Dead Sea is the only place on earth where they can be found.