SALINAS DE LEVANTE IN ES TRENC

The rosey coloration is given by the microorganisms still sitting within the crystals of salt. Salinas d’Es Trenc, Island of Mallorca. Nikon D750, 110 mm (80.0-400.0 mm ƒ/4.5-5.6) 1/400 ƒ/4.8 ISO 250

The Salinas de Levante are placed in an area, ranging 135 hectare of marshland in the South-East of Mallorca, mayor island in the Spanish archipelago of the Baleares. Thanks to its appointment to “Natural Area of Special Landscape and Rural Interest”, this area is protected from the real estate development and shielded from mass tourism.

The romans used to harvest their salt in the pools in the salinas d’Es Trenc two thousand years ago. The canal stream feeding the salt works is also dating back to the age of Rome. Today, on the island of Mallorca, Fleur de sel is still harvested here where the flamingos and other wading birds gather to filter-feed on brine shrimp and blue-green algae, taking advantage of the shallow water of the marshland around the pools.

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