TIFA 2022 Science / Environment


  • Prize
    Gold in Science/Environment , 2nd Place winner in Science
  • Photographer
    Brice Weaver
  • Technical Info
    1/15s, 100 Iso, F11, Full Frame
  • Photo Date

Clark Dry Lake has a very unique history. It has been used as a homestead site for cattle ranchers, WWII bombing range, LOFAR and LWA research project, and astronomically significant radio observatory station. However that’s not all, the dry lake is also teaming with life. The spade footed toad and three varieties of brine shrimp wait patiently for the rains to fall before springing to life, then mating, in order for their offspring to reach full maturity in as little as two weeks before the water disappears once again.