Mirrored In Mono Lake

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (15)

Darvin Atkeson on July 15, 2010

Tufas are mirrored in the still waters of Mono Lake. The eerie rock formations are caused by springs the bubble up from the lakes bottom. As water for the lake was diverted to Southern California, the tufa tower formations rose from beneath the lake. But lack of understanding of the unique environment led to a dramatic increase in the salinity of the lake threatening wildlife which had relied on the lake for millions of years. Water has been redirected back in to the lake and the lake is slowly rising and the famous tufas are receding beneath the lakes surface. By 2022 the lake will have risen 10 feet and these tufas will be under water.


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U.A.B. on August 1, 2010


Ľubomír Šiška on August 2, 2010

Very interesting place and nice reflexion!!! my vote

Darvin Atkeson on August 3, 2010

Thanks everyone. It is a really strange but interesting place to visit. Even more interesting to photography it's strange almost alien landscapes.


ernest czudor on August 12, 2010



Pano_Bali on August 20, 2010

This picture is cool. Congratulations & Voted!

Pietro Gazzola on August 21, 2010

Nice place, great shot, voted! Greetings, piero.

helki on August 23, 2010

Voted and Like for this excelent shot.

Best wishes...helki

ags83642 on August 23, 2010

Very cool photo, and great information. Voted.

americatramp on August 24, 2010


Really Great shot!


Good luck

My best regards, Christian

Stojan Toshe Nikolov… on August 27, 2010

VOTED & LIKE IT! Interesting facts about what's going on with Mono Lake... Kindest wishes, Stojan.

Rural Escape on August 27, 2010

Wow!!! Superb! What a beautiful shot and place! Like the view in large! An instant favorite! You got my Vote! Good luck! Greetings from Pennsylvania, Sabine_

Artur Drogosz on August 30, 2010

WOW!!! Really wonderful and clean photo!!!! I LIKE this. VOTED and YS for You.

CORRADO TRIPICCHIO © on August 30, 2010

Very interesting place, and technically flawless photo!Voted+Like.Best regards from Calabria.Corrado

Manel Ferrer on June 28, 2011

Extrañas formaciones. Buena foto. Like.

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Darvin Atkeson
Bass Lake, California

Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 15, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Darvin Atkeson
    • Taken on 2010/06/26 17:22:06
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 22.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • Flash fired