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"klikuk" - the Spotted Lake can be spotted from Highway 3, 8.8 kms (5.5 miles) west of Osoyoos.

It is a rare natural phenomenon covering 15.2 hectares (38 acres), containing one of the world's highest concentrations of minerals: magnesium sulfate (epsom salts), calcium and sodium sulfates, plus eight other minerals and traces of four more, including silver and titanium.

As the summer progresses the lake dries out, its mud forming into white, pale yellow, green and blue circles depending on its mineral composition. Known as Kliluk to the natives of the Okanagan Valley, the lake is a sacred and culturally significant site whose potential for commercial exploitation recently generated much controversy.

The healing mud and waters were used by natives to alleviate aches and pains.

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Shot hand-held, desaturated using Photoshop and stitched from 6 pictures.

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