Wild Lands of the West | The BLM, National Geographic Magazine: Patriotic Display

A sandstorm blasts across the desert of the Black Rock Playa in northwest Nevada.

Costumed and costumed revelers are vulnerable to the harsh conditions and changing environment of the salt flats during the annual Burning Man Festival.

A semi-nude Uncle Sam struggles to keep her hat and bicycle from blowing away in a dust storm. As many as 50,000 people form a small city for one week reveling in the outdoors making art in the wilderness landscape.