Beach on Flaming Gorge Reservoir

This color photograph frames the beach surrounding a river inlet off of the Flaming Gorge reservoir

Detailed Description

On the expedition, USGS scientists are tasked with collecting sediment samples from the beaches where we camp. The goal of the study is to examine the presence of microplastics along the river. There are strict protocols on the condition of the sediment we collect, so sometimes we have to travel far from camp in order to find suitable sediment. You can see the distant camp to the left of the photo. However, it led to a fantastic view!


Image Dimensions: 4032 x 3024

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Location Taken: US