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By TyChee    
The Bonneville Salt Flats:

Imagine a place so flat you seem to see the curvature of the planet, so barren not even the simplest life forms can exist. Imagine the passing thunder of strange vehicles hurtling by on a vast dazzling white plain. This is not an alien world far from earth; it is Utah's famous Bonneville Salt Flats.

The Bonneville Salt Flats is one of the most unique natural features in Utah. Stretching over 30,000 acres, the Bonneville Salt Flats is a fragile resource administered by the Bureau of Land Management. It is located along I-80 near the Utah-Nevada border.


Thanks for coming along and don't forget to bring your radar gun. Smile


Tags: Utah Salt flats Landscape and travel Bonneville

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Buffalo_Tom Plus
13 2.3k 9 Wales
22 Dec 2007 2:20PM
Fantastic shot Ty.

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glyndwr 12 66 10 Wales
22 Dec 2007 2:31PM
Great crop of a clever image Ty.
Fantastic perspective, look at that lead in and then the car across the road, great.

DolphinLady 13 54 1 Wales
22 Dec 2007 2:40PM
Fantastic scene there Ty.
It really does look like you've come to the end of the earth, & one step further & you'll go over the edge..
rontear Plus
16 21 8 England
22 Dec 2007 3:05PM
Fascinating and fabulous image Ty. This is some road trip, want to do this myself. Ron.
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
22 Dec 2007 3:16PM
Incredible shot Ty. What a place. Would love to see it one of these days.
Possum Plus
13 148 England
22 Dec 2007 3:53PM
A real sense of the extraordinary scale of the view here, Ty - and also a top shot of the car Smile
22 Dec 2007 4:54PM
Great looking car in this very well composed. Like it VERY much.

John Smile
RuthyJ 13 England
22 Dec 2007 4:59PM
This is a great road trip. Thoroughly enjoying myself.
SandraKay Plus
12 233 4 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2007 5:01PM
I've never heard of these Salt Flats before. The nearest I have seen to these are in parts of Death Valley. I called our son over to have a look at this one. He was particularly interested in the Toyota.
The shot itself is REALLY good.
rmr 12 1 Wales
22 Dec 2007 5:52PM
super image as usual ty
well done
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.7k 2119 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2007 6:20PM
Fantastic image, owing a lot to the crop which is brilliant.
Joline Plus
13 30 54 United States
22 Dec 2007 7:10PM
That is just amazing...your perspective control really adds to this.
glazzaro 15 70 23 United States
22 Dec 2007 7:55PM
I think that vast expanse would give me a slight chill! Excellent shot, looks like you made the most of your trip! Spot on! Click!!!

mikbee 12 3 8 Scotland
22 Dec 2007 10:34PM
Love the wide format here.And the lines!
Steven_Tyrer 13 69 Wales
22 Dec 2007 11:25PM
Hi Ty very good shot is that car a Fiat?
imagio 13 12 1 England
23 Dec 2007 1:01AM
Great shot Ty, love the perspective, like the narrative on all your images too.

pmaclll 13 5 Scotland
23 Dec 2007 7:31AM
a place I would love to visit, so flat. and sunny, unlike where I live
chrissd 14 304 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2007 7:34AM
wow....can get a burn on down that road SmileSmileSmile
23 Dec 2007 11:28AM

23 Dec 2007 5:56PM
Outstanding geography, image and commentary Ty.

Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
23 Dec 2007 10:19PM
A terrific image Ty, it certainly looks remote and like nothing i've ever seen before
RockArea 13 18 3 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2007 10:40PM
Great shot, Ty, hope you washed the salt off the bottom of that beautifully restored car!

brownsilent 13 7 2 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2007 11:35PM
This is exactly my vision of America. Endless roads and no car to be seen. Oh I would like to drive there!
JohnH37 13 1 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2007 10:00AM
Fantastic perspective.

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