Few if any would say that the toxic cloud of death or the inversion, as science-types call it is beautiful, but a local photographer just might change your mind with this amazing panoramic.
Jeff McGrath, from Lehi, took his lens to the Suncrest neighborhood above Draper on Monday night and shot toward downtown Salt Lake City to capture the smog, illuminated by city lights. He posted the view to Gigapan, allowing anyone to explore the wide photo and zoom in and out to get a closer look at the blanket of certain demise (one so powerful, it apparently gained sentience).
In the interest of full disclosure, McGrath and I know each other through mutual friends and The Daily Utah Chronicle. McGrath shoots a lot of stunning photography, which you can marvel at on his website.