20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Salt Pyramids of Bonaire

Bonaire is a tiny Caribbean Island with one of the largest solar salt facilities owned by Cargill, the Minneapolis based conglomerate. The facility covers about 16 square miles of land on the flat, southeast corner and the entire location is only a few feet above sea level. One of the most notable landmarks visible from land, sea and by air is a distinctive line of white salt pyramids. Each pyramid is roughly 50-feet high.

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Date Taken: 03.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
Copyright: © Iris van Loon