14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Mono Lake at Sunset

Over time, rainfall at Mono Lake did not keep up with evaporation, and minerals in the water built up, creating Tufa Towers. The lake is now 2.5 times as salty and 80 times as alkaline as the ocean.

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Date Taken: 07.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Lee Vining,, California, United States of America
Copyright: © Carla DeDominicis