Wild Lands of the West | The BLM, National Geographic Magazine: Fish Out Of Water

Giant cloth fish with red gills lies with bicycles on ground with people in background.

A fish bike is abandoned in the Great Basin lakebed that is a dry remnant of the Pleistocene-era Lake Lahontan.

People take cover from the harsh sandstorm winds at the annual, weeklong Burning Man Festival. The counter-culture event celebrates art on public land in the Black Rock Playa, which is a dry lakebed in northwestern Nevada’s Conservation Area.

The arid desert extends 100 miles and encompasses 1,000 square miles of wilderness.