Save the salt

The legendary Bonneville salt flats, home to many a land speed-record attempt, is in danger of disappearing. One US advertising photographer took this as his cue to create a campaign to help save it.

Keith Berr is an American advertising photographer whose passion project has contributed to saving the unique Bonneville Salt Flats ecosystem in Utah for future generations.

Tell us about Bonneville, a ‘sacred place

The Bonneville Salt Flats in northwest Utah is one of the most unique places on earth; with expansive vistas surrounded by mountains and crystalline salt that glistens in the often-present sunlight, it’s a place of sheer beauty. Formed from the remnants of Lake Bonneville that covered much of Utah until about 12,000 years ago, the hard salt-compacted surface is flat and stretches for distances that made it suitable for high-speed racing.

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By Diana Jarvis

Diana is a writer and editor at Eye for the Light. She has a BA in History of Art and an MSc in Environment and Sustainability and has worked in travel publishing for 18 years as a photographer, book designer and writer for a wide range of publications. She’s also the Publishing and Photography Director at the British Guild of Travel Writers and undertakes travel and tourism photography commissions. You can see her work at