Wild Lands of the West | The BLM, National Geographic Magazine: Men of Burning Man

Pink sky and neon statue of man contrast the gray clouds and silver masked man standing with friends.

A silver-painted, masked man takes in the evening light in front of the neon, soon-to-be-burning effigy of man at the annual Burning Man Festival in northwestern Nevada’s National Conservation Area. For the week of  the counter-culture happening in the Black Rock Playa, the dry lake becomes one of Nevada’s largest cities, attracting over 50,000 revelers who come to make art in the desert.