Dreaming of Mono Lake

© Jeff Sullivan

Dreaming of Mono Lake

Uploaded: January 17, 2009

Description

Sunset at South Tufa State Park on Mono Lake in California. These exotic limestone formations are formed when calcium-laden water from springs interacts with the alkaline salt water of the lake, forming limestone formations similar to the stalagtites and stalagmites found in caves.

This is one of the best sites in the world to see these rare formations. They form underwater over hundreds of thousands of years, and they're only exposed due to overuse of the inlet creeks by the City of Los Angeles. Since the lower water levels threatened the nesting sites of 90% of California's gulls as well as many other bird species, a court has ordered that Mono Lake's water level be raised. This may be your best opportunity to see these rare formations before they're submerged once again.

I'll be leading field workshops in the Eastern Sierra in June and October this year, as well as to other amazing landscapes throughout the American West. Contact me for details or to g

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 2.00, ExposureTime: 1/2 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 22.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D

Comments

Linda A. Braddock level-classic January 17, 2009

Jeff, Gorgeous Capture, that lake looks like glass. Just Beautiful. Linda #1069507

Michelle Alton January 17, 2009

Incredible capture, Jeff--as always. I will be sorry to see these icons disappear. #7045236

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe January 17, 2009

Gorgeous capture, Jeff. #7045477

Mike Clime January 18, 2009

Beautiful capture, Jeff! Love the colors. #7046589

Destiny D. Seelatsee January 18, 2009

stunning! #7048567

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