מפלס ים המלח בירידה צילומים מרהיבים של האיזור וההרים בסביבה, צילום: מנדי הכטמן/פלאש90

View dried up salt covered land at the Dead Sea near the Zkifim Cave, on August 10, 2016. Many facilities and beaches have been closed or shut down in recent years following the ever declining sea levels, causing sinkholes in the ground caused by it. Photo by Mendy Hechtman/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ??????? ??? ???? ???? ??? ????? ???? ????? ???? ??????

View dried up salt covered land at the Dead Sea near the Zkifim Cave, on August 10, 2016. Many facilities and beaches have been closed or shut down in recent years following the ever declining sea levels, causing sinkholes in the ground caused by it. Photo by Mendy Hechtman/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ??????? ??? ???? ???? ??? ????? ???? ????? ???? ??????

View dried up salt covered land at the Dead Sea near the Zkifim Cave, on August 10, 2016. Many facilities and beaches have been closed or shut down in recent years following the ever declining sea levels, causing sinkholes in the ground caused by it. Photo by Mendy Hechtman/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ??????? ??? ???? ???? ??? ????? ???? ????? ???? ??????

View dried up salt covered land at the Dead Sea near the Zkifim Cave, on August 10, 2016. Many facilities and beaches have been closed or shut down in recent years following the ever declining sea levels, causing sinkholes in the ground caused by it. Photo by Mendy Hechtman/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ??????? ??? ???? ???? ??? ????? ???? ????? ???? ??????

View dried up salt covered land at the Dead Sea near the Zkifim Cave, on August 10, 2016. Many facilities and beaches have been closed or shut down in recent years following the ever declining sea levels, causing sinkholes in the ground caused by it. Photo by Mendy Hechtman/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ??????? ??? ???? ???? ??? ????? ???? ????? ???? ??????

View dried up salt covered land at the Dead Sea near the Zkifim Cave, on August 10, 2016. Many facilities and beaches have been closed or shut down in recent years following the ever declining sea levels, causing sinkholes in the ground caused by it. Photo by Mendy Hechtman/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ??????? ??? ???? ???? ??? ????? ???? ????? ???? ??????

View dried up salt covered land at the Dead Sea near the Zkifim Cave, on August 10, 2016. Many facilities and beaches have been closed or shut down in recent years following the ever declining sea levels, causing sinkholes in the ground caused by it. Photo by Mendy Hechtman/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ??????? ??? ???? ???? ??? ????? ???? ????? ???? ??????

View dried up salt covered land at the Dead Sea near the Zkifim Cave, on August 10, 2016. Many facilities and beaches have been closed or shut down in recent years following the ever declining sea levels, causing sinkholes in the ground caused by it. Photo by Mendy Hechtman/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ??????? ??? ???? ???? ??? ????? ???? ????? ???? ??????

View dried up salt covered land at the Dead Sea near the Zkifim Cave, on August 10, 2016. Many facilities and beaches have been closed or shut down in recent years following the ever declining sea levels, causing sinkholes in the ground caused by it. Photo by Mendy Hechtman/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ??????? ??? ???? ???? ??? ????? ???? ????? ???? ??????

View dried up salt covered land at the Dead Sea near the Zkifim Cave, on August 10, 2016. Many facilities and beaches have been closed or shut down in recent years following the ever declining sea levels, causing sinkholes in the ground caused by it. Photo by Mendy Hechtman/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ??????? ??? ???? ???? ??? ????? ???? ????? ???? ??????

View dried up salt covered land at the Dead Sea near the Zkifim Cave, on August 10, 2016. Many facilities and beaches have been closed or shut down in recent years following the ever declining sea levels, causing sinkholes in the ground caused by it. Photo by Mendy Hechtman/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ??????? ??? ???? ???? ??? ????? ???? ????? ???? ??????

View dried up salt covered land at the Dead Sea near the Zkifim Cave, on August 10, 2016. Many facilities and beaches have been closed or shut down in recent years following the ever declining sea levels, causing sinkholes in the ground caused by it. Photo by Mendy Hechtman/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ??????? ??? ???? ???? ??? ????? ???? ????? ???? ??????

View dried up salt covered land at the Dead Sea near the Zkifim Cave, on August 10, 2016. Many facilities and beaches have been closed or shut down in recent years following the ever declining sea levels, causing sinkholes in the ground caused by it. Photo by Mendy Hechtman/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ??????? ??? ???? ???? ??? ????? ???? ????? ???? ??????

View dried up salt covered land at the Dead Sea near the Zkifim Cave, on August 10, 2016. Many facilities and beaches have been closed or shut down in recent years following the ever declining sea levels, causing sinkholes in the ground caused by it. Photo by Mendy Hechtman/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ??????? ??? ???? ???? ??? ????? ???? ????? ???? ??????

View dried up salt covered land at the Dead Sea near the Zkifim Cave, on August 10, 2016. Many facilities and beaches have been closed or shut down in recent years following the ever declining sea levels, causing sinkholes in the ground caused by it. Photo by Mendy Hechtman/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ??????? ??? ???? ???? ??? ????? ???? ????? ???? ??????

View dried up salt covered land at the Dead Sea near the Zkifim Cave, on August 10, 2016. Many facilities and beaches have been closed or shut down in recent years following the ever declining sea levels, causing sinkholes in the ground caused by it. Photo by Mendy Hechtman/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ??????? ??? ???? ???? ??? ????? ???? ????? ???? ??????

Old, decaying structures on the dried up land of the deserted "Sdom" working camp, at the Dead Sea, on August 10, 2016. Many facilities and beaches have been closed or shut down in recent years following the ever declining sea levels, causing sinkholes in the ground caused by it. Photo by Mendy Hechtman/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ??????? ???? ????? ???? ???? ???? ????? ??? ???? ???? ???? ??? ????? ???? ?????

View dried up salt covered land at the Dead Sea near the Zkifim Cave, on August 10, 2016. Many facilities and beaches have been closed or shut down in recent years following the ever declining sea levels, causing sinkholes in the ground caused by it. Photo by Mendy Hechtman/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ??????? ??? ???? ???? ??? ????? ???? ????? ???? ??????

Old, decaying structures on the dried up land of the deserted "Sdom" working camp, at the Dead Sea, on August 10, 2016. Many facilities and beaches have been closed or shut down in recent years following the ever declining sea levels, causing sinkholes in the ground caused by it. Photo by Mendy Hechtman/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????? ??????? ???? ????? ???? ???? ???? ????? ??? ???? ???? ???? ??? ????? ???? ?????