Mono lake is in a valley
east of the Sierra Nevada mountains, in California. It is fed by snow
melt, and has no outlet. The water is highly alkaline. Beds of minerals
seep up underwater and form pillers called tufa, which are exposed when
the lake level drops. It is an unusual place in the summer, and in these
winter scenes it is even stranger. Covered with snow, and under the
gray sky, it has an arctic feel about the place.
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Lake Basin - Under Fog