POTD September 9, 2013: Great Salt Lake, Utah

Great Salt Lake, Utah
Photographer: Carole McCalla

Great Salt Lake is likely best known for its high salinity and large size. Yet this unique lake also supports mineral and brine-shrimp industries, provides a resting place for millions of migratory birds, and reveals varied spectacular sights. Sunsets over distant islands, white beaches, and water colors ranging from blue to pink offer inspiration for artists.

White foam, caused by wave action from windstorms, occasionally piles up along the shores of Great Salt Lake.