Sevier Lake is the end point of the Sevier River, located about thirty miles southeast of Delta, Utah. It’s dry most of the time because almost all the water in the river is used for irrigation upstream. Its white surface is mostly salt, but it also contains other minerals—notably potassium sulfate or potash.
Sunrise over the Cricket Mountains in Utah into the Wah Wah Valley floods it with the colors of the rainbow—from red to violet they reflect off the dry surface of Sevier Lake and its white limestone shores—while casting crepuscular rays into the skies and creating glowing orange fringes along the edges of the clouds overhead.
EF 70-200mm @ 70mm; f/32 @ 1/13 sec, +0.33 EV, ISO 100