SALT LAKE CITY — Utahns can once again bring the natural wonders of the state to their walls and desks. The new calendar from the Utah Geological Survey goes on sale Monday.
Utah Geological Survey started publishing the calendar eight years ago.
“Originally, we thought it would be a fun way to showcase some the cool photos that our geologists take when they are working in the field,” said publications manager Vicky Clarke.
This year, 257 photos were considered for inclusion from 28 people. There are 34 photos in the new calendar. “It has become very competitive and a great source of pride for the geologists when their photos are selected,” Clarke said.
The photos include shots of Utah's geologic wonders, with a brief explanation of where they are and how and when they were formed. There are also some man-made points of interest such as the Newspaper Rock petroglyph panel.
The calendar is a month early this year to accommodate a national geology convention in Salt Lake City. Though more copies were ordered, it is expected to sell out quickly. The price is the same as last year, $4.95 each or $4.25 each for orders of 10 or more. The calendars are available at the Natural Resources Map and Bookstore, 1594 W. North Temple in Salt Lake City, or online at: www.mapstore.utah.gov.