The salt pans of Baskunchak lake

A visitor walks across an exposed area of salt in the salt pans of Baskunchak lake near Volgograd, Russia.

Baskunchak, which has the highest salt content of any lake in the world, provides approximately 80 percent of Russia's total salt production.

Photo by Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr./Bloomberg via Getty Images

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