This is the Aral Sea, which was once one of the four largest lakes in the world, until the Soviet Union diverted the rivers that fed it. Now full of stranded ships, it's just one of the world's dying lakes.
The sands of a renewed desert claim the remains of Las Vegas in 2050. It's not a still from Resident Evil 3, it's one of the terrifying future visions from The Age Of Stupid, a new environmental docudrama. Gallery below.