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Rotten Sea or Sivash is a very salty and shallow bay of Sea of Azov between Kherson oblast (northern cost of Sivash) and Autonomous Republic of Crimea (southern cost). This picture was taken at the Sivash’s northern cost, near villages of Stroganivka and Ivanivka in Chaplinka’s rayon (district) of Kherson oblast.

The color of Sivash’s water depends on lighting (under sunlight it is pink or reddish, while the shadows of clouds make it turn violet or bluish) and depth (the dipper the bluer). The shallowness of Sivash makes it unsuitable for bathing and swimming. But near village of Pershokonstantinivka there is a spot, where the depth is up to several meters. This place is known as “Salt Pit” or “Salty Lake”. Allegedly it has appeared after falling of an airplane down there. Now this is the best recreational area of Chaplinka’s rayon.

GPS coordinates: 46.22750 Lat, 33.92000 Long, 10 m

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Additional Photos by Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1962 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
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