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.
© Darvin Atkeson
© Darvin Atkeson
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Very interesting place and nice reflexion!!! my vote
Thanks everyone. It is a really strange but interesting place to visit. Even more interesting to photography it's strange almost alien landscapes.
This picture is cool. Congratulations & Voted!
Nice place, great shot, voted! Greetings, piero.
Voted and Like for this excelent shot.
Very cool photo, and great information. Voted.
Really Great shot!
My best regards, Christian
VOTED & LIKE IT! Interesting facts about what's going on with Mono Lake... Kindest wishes, Stojan.
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_
WOW!!! Really wonderful and clean photo!!!! I LIKE this. VOTED and YS for You.
Very interesting place, and technically flawless photo!Voted+Like.Best regards from Calabria.Corrado
Extrañas formaciones. Buena foto. Like.
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Photo taken in Mono County, CA, USA
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