A high desert lake and vital life line for a range of organisms including algae, brine shrimp and alkali flies, Mono Lake is an extremely productive eco-system.
Sitting in the rain shadow of the Sierra Nevada, Mono Lake is an ancient lake with outstanding scenery. Now protected within the Mono Lake Tufa SNR (State Natural Reserve), the lake which was once deprived of much of its fresh water from surrounding tributaries has semi-recovered and is now a prime tourist destination.
The surrounding mountains offer a dramatic backdrop to the scenery while the tufas reflect on the water surface. The only way to capture the whole scene in one shot is by taking a panoramic picture.
Mono Lake, Mono Lake Tufa SNR (State Natural Reserve), California, USA.
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