Mono Lake a large, shallow saline soda lake is a magical place, in the Eastern Sierra Nevada. Two million annual migratory birds feed off its brine shrimp. The Lake's warm shallow waters is concentrated with algae and its shores full of Alkali flies, a food source for migratory and nesting birds.
The Tufa formations were formed by underground springs and under the Lake's surface. Draining Mono Lake for water thirsty Los Angeles exposed the Tufa. The California Supreme Court ordered controls on water removal to prevent the lake from becoming an environmental disaster.
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Oceania (5174) 2012-12-03 6:14
A stunning view from beautiful California!
I know this place is near Yosemite National Park. But I haven't had a chance to visit it. Add it to my WISH LIST for future trips.
SNOOP_Chan (4363) 2012-12-03 6:27
Hello Ray, quite an interesting image here, never seen anything like this. Good framing between the rocks. Amazing landscape.
emilbo (22616) 2012-12-03 7:35
Une belle oeuvre de la nature que tu nous as dénichée et bien présentée dans un beau format panoramique. Je trouve que la nature s'est pas donné trop de mal à fabriquer ces monuments. Bonne composition, bel éclairage et bon rendu des détails.
Toutes mes félicitations!...
mayjayne (4499) 2012-12-03 7:58
A very informative note to accompany these unusual but interesting rock formations. Like your POV.
Antipodean (1658) 2012-12-03 8:52
Kia ora Ray,
An interesting photo nicely composed. Great pov. The reflections add dimension to the picture as do the distant hills. Cheers, Neil
cargus (9371) 2012-12-03 9:13
Un peysage magnifique, de belles couleurs, bien encadré et rendu, image bien fait.!!
Noel_Byrne (27000) 2012-12-03 9:20
Beautiful other worldly image you captured here, and the colours and reflections are wonderful. The tower on the furthest left reminds me of a Norman castle tower. Beautiful sense of depth too, with the shot leading through the perfect frame of the rocks, off into the mountains in the distance, and they all have perfect clarity. Really nice, cheers
All the best
emka (85255) 2012-12-03 10:19
Hi Ray, Very attractive composition from the Mono Lake. The rock formations of the sidews make a nice framing. Very nice colours and reflactions. Great view of Sierra Nevada mountains in the background. Beautiful shot.Warm regrads
JudyR (1671) 2012-12-04 11:18
Wonderful lighting and composition, Ray. How long ago was this taken? I'd sure like to see a higher water level on this lake. I know people have fought long and hard to save it.
aliabazari (16053) 2012-12-04 20:42
Hello Dear Ray
What a beautiful appearance and attractive display convention. Lighting and composition was excellent.
delpeoples (54693) 2012-12-10 0:43
Making Ray (sorry, hay) while the sun shines. This is just glorious, I can imagine you would have been in your element here, clicking away at all that beauty. Fantastic textures and the light reflecting on the water is pure magic. Thanks for sharing, have a brilliant day.