Above Great Salt Lake: Colors, Contrasts, Arcs, and Angles

January 10, 2022



Photographer: Patrick Wiggins 
Summary Author: Patrick Wiggins 

The photo above shows an eye-catching view of the south shore of the Great Salt Lake, Utah, as observed through the open window of my small Cessna aircraft. At center is Stansbury Island, though with the lake now at its lowest level in recorded history, it and other islands in the lake are more like peninsulas. The impounded ponds in the foreground (at right) are evaporation ponds, where solar evaporation is used to concentrate the lake waters to produce salt, magnesium, potassium and other minerals. Photo taken on October 27, 2021.


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