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Scenes from around the Great Salt Lake. Antelope Island is a state park in Utah accessed by a 7 mile causeway from the shore. The Spiral Jetty, at the northern end of the lake is an outdoor art piece. Stansbury Island stretches out into the lake at the

Elephant Head, Antelope Island State Park, Utah, USA

Elephant Head, Antelope Island State Park, Utah, USA
From the Elephant Head trail, you can see evidence of ancient Lake Bonneville, the ancestor of the modern Great Salt Lake. The flat “benches” or steps at regular distances above the modern lake mark the shoreline of the ancestral lake where waves ...
Published 21/10/2013 by John Roberts

Buffalo Point, Antelope Island State Park, Utah, USA

Buffalo Point, Antelope Island State Park, Utah, USA
On a hazy winter day, the horizon is soft. The Great Salt Lake blends with the sky and the cities along the Wasatch Front are hidden by the winter inversion.The view begins with Bridger Bay, looking north.  You can make out the campground road and...
Published 18/02/2013 by John Roberts

The Spiral Jetty, Rozel Point, Utah, USA

The Spiral Jetty, Rozel Point, Utah, USA
The Spiral Jetty is a large sculpture created and constructed in 1970 by the American sculptor, Robert Smithson. Part of the impact of the art piece comes from its setting in the desert at the northern end of the Great Salt Lake. This part of the ...
Published 02/11/2012 by John Roberts

The Spiral Jetty, Rozel Point, Utah, USA

The Spiral Jetty, Rozel Point, Utah, USA
The Spiral Jetty is a large sculpture created and constructed in 1970 by the American sculptor, Robert Smithson. Part of the impact of the art piece comes from its setting in the desert at the northern end of the Great Salt Lake. This part of the ...
Published 02/11/2012 by John Roberts

The Spiral Jetty, Rozel Point, Utah, USA

The Spiral Jetty, Rozel Point, Utah, USA
The Spiral Jetty is a large sculpture created and constructed in 1970 by the American sculptor, Robert Smithson. Part of the impact of the art piece comes from its setting in the desert at the northern end of the Great Salt Lake. This part of the ...
Published 02/11/2012 by John Roberts

The Spiral Jetty, Rozel Point, Utah, USA

The Spiral Jetty, Rozel Point, Utah, USA
The Spiral Jetty is a large sculpture created and constructed in 1970 by the American sculptor, Robert Smithson. Part of the impact of the art piece comes from its setting in the desert at the northern end of the Great Salt Lake. This part of the ...
Published 02/11/2012 by John Roberts

Frary Peak, Antelope Island State Park, Utah, USA

Frary Peak, Antelope Island State Park, Utah, USA
Frary Peak on Antelope Island rises 2,400 feet (approximately 730 meters) above the level of the Great Salt Lake to a peak of 6,597 feet (or 2 km).  Surrounded by the Great Salt Lake with its marshes and salt flats, Frary Peak offers an excellent ...
Published 11/04/2012 by John Roberts

Stansbury Island, Great Salt Lake, Utah, USA

Stansbury Island, Great Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Just north and east of Grantsville, Utah, Stansbury Island can be accessed by a dirt causeway built between the salt evaporation ponds off interstate 15.  The shallow water of the evaporation ponds as well as Stansbury Bay to the west of the islan...
Published 06/02/2012 by John Roberts

Salt Evaporation Ponds, Grantsville, Utah, USA

Salt Evaporation Ponds, Grantsville, Utah, USA
Along the edges of the Great Salt Lake in Utah, mineral extraction companies capture water from the lake in large solar evaporation ponds.  On a calm day, the shallow ponds mirror the surrounding land and sky.  Stansbury Island to the north appear...
Published 30/03/2011 by John Roberts

Salt Evaporation Ponds, Grantsville, Utah, USA

Salt Evaporation Ponds, Grantsville, Utah, USA
Along the edges of the Great Salt Lake in Utah, mineral extraction companies capture water from the lake in large solar evaporation ponds.  On a calm day, the shallow ponds mirror the surrounding land and sky.  In this image, the water reflects th...
Published 30/03/2011 by John Roberts

Salt Evaporation Ponds, Grantsville, Utah, USA

Salt Evaporation Ponds, Grantsville, Utah, USA
Along the edges of the Great Salt Lake in Utah, mineral extraction companies capture water from the lake in large solar evaporation ponds.  On a calm day, the shallow ponds mirror the surrounding land and sky.  Here at the southern end of the lake...
Published 30/03/2011 by John Roberts