French salt marshes look like Mars landscape by Magali Chesnel (17 images)

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Aerial shots reveal the otherworldly landscape created by workers and their machines as they form patterns at a salt marsh. At first glance, the massive piles of salt - referred to as 'camels' - may look like snow, but the pictures were taken during a warm afternoon in Gruissan, Southern France.

The coastal wetland is flooded and drained before workers pictured hundreds of metres below begin extracting the salt.
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