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Photo: Tufa Mono Lake

The formations in Mono Lake in California, are made up of tufa, a porous rock composed of calcium carbonate.

Throughout the waters of Mono Lake in California, USA, in the Mono Lake Tufa State Reserve you will find large rock formations that are known as the Tufa Towers. Tufa has an uneven surface that is made up of a strange form of calcite rock that is created by rain, snow or sleet that evaporates and leaves the calcite to form crystals.Mono Lake in California, USA is the ideal location to see this unique natural creation where the Tufa Towers stand. Looking along the shoreline of Mono Lake in California, USA you will see many towers that rise out of the water and give this lake its own character traits.Some of the Tufa Towers in Mono Lake can grow to be approximately 30 feet tall and these particular ones seem to be the most active rock formations in the United States. The State Reserve of Mono Lake was established in 1981 to protect and preserve the magnificent Tufa Towers of California.Mono Lake is a very large piece of water that extends for 65 square miles and is considered to be one of the oldest lakes in North America. ... continue below the picture...



Tufa Mono Lake

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Tufa Mono Lake
Photo of Tufa formations in Mono Lake in California, USA.

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... Over the years, Mono Lake has increasingly become more salty and the Tufa Towers seem to keep growing to great heights. An attraction definitely worth seeing as you journey through California.Rock Formations, Mono Lake, Mono Lake Tufa State Reserve, California, USA, North America.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1DS, aperture of f/13.0, exposure time of 1/80 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 250mm.

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Tufa Mono Lake
The formations in Mono Lake in California, are made up of tufa, a porous rock composed of calcium carbonate.
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Rolf Hicker
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t2147 - Tufa Mono Lake

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