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Mono Lake in eastern California, located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada. Many white towers and mounds of tufa (calcium carbonate) poke up through the blue water. In the background is the small extinct volcano of Negit Island. The lake surface is covered in countless brine flies, which attract all sorts of birds, such as those on the water and the rocks in the middle ground. The tufa used to be under water, but the lake level has dropped over the years, as it was pumped out to Los Angeles for drinking water.

Scanned from a slide. Polariser used to intensify the blues and to tone down the white rocks.

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  • Copyright: Vincent Morand (vjmite) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 31 N: 776] (4216)
  • Genre: 地方
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 1988-00-00
  • Categories: 自然
  • Photo Version:Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2006-08-08 23:25
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