Sunrise at Mono Lake


Mono Lake, CA

Falling asleep at my computer as I write this after spending the whole night photographing the surreal landscape of Mono Lake. What a blast!

Mono Lake is a 760,000 year old saline lake in the Eastern Sierra mountains of California, with salt levels three times of the ocean. This is because it has no outlet to the ocean.

It also has an interesting ecosystem with brine shrimp inhabiting and thriving, yet the water is too harsh for fish to survive. The shrimp are a feeder for huge migrations of birds such as the California Gulls, Grebes and Phalaropes.

It also has the geological wonders known as tufas-limestone columns that rise from the lake’s surface and due to the low water levels now tower from land as well.

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