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Color photographs of the Great Salt Lake of Utah. Images of spring storms, winter snow, calm summer days, and autumn sunsets on the lake.
The Last Inland Sea
Utah's Great Salt Lake
Utah’s Great Salt Lake is the largest remnant of a huge inland sea that once covered much of western Utah and extended into Nevada and Idaho. Signs of this prehistoric body of water can be found in the white tufa-like formations and shoreline “bathtub rings” spotted throughout the West Desert. This sea has advanced and contracted for over 100,000 years and is now in a prolonged drought cycle. With its wealth of bird life, frequent storms, varied islands, history of human activity, and gorgeous sunsets, the Great Salt Lake makes for a fascinating photographic study.