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Salt Plains in Wood Buffalo
Wood Buffalo National Park, The Northwest Territories


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Salt Plain Overlook

Salt Plain Overlook

Looking out over the saline marsh known as the Salt Plain.

Wood Buffalo National Park, The Northwest Territories

Date photographed: September 2, 2016

The salt spring at Salt Plain

The salt spring at Salt Plain

This inconspicuous spring, a saturated salt solution, is the source of the unique environment of the Salt Plain.

Wood Buffalo National Park, The Northwest Territories

Date photographed: September 2, 2016

Red chairs at Wood Buffalo National Park

Red chairs at Wood Buffalo National Park

Parks Canada has been placing pairs of bright red Adirondack chairs at especially scenic spots throughout the national parks.

Wood Buffalo National Park, The Northwest Territories

Date photographed: September 2, 2016

Red pickleweed on the Salt Plain

Red pickleweed on the Salt Plain

A strikingly red-colored species of pickleween (Salicornia) is the most dramatic feature of the Salt Plain.

Wood Buffalo National Park, The Northwest Territories

Date photographed: September 2, 2016

Fresh, brackish, and salty water at Salt Plain

Fresh, brackish, and salty water at Salt Plain

A variety of environments has been created here by salt springs, mixing with fresh water. The salt content of the soil has prevented growth of trees over most of the area.

Wood Buffalo National Park, The Northwest Territories

Date photographed: September 2, 2016

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