Photographer's Note

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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Additional Photos by Ray Anderson (photoray) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1203 W: 1 N: 3169] (13981)
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