Thursday, July 23, 2009

Mono Lake

Near the east end of Tioga Pass Road, which leads into Yosemite, lies lovely Mono Lake. This body of water is unique in its tufa towers, which dot the lake. Mono Lake is also a natural aviary for seagulls. The shot of Jon, who is almost 6' tall, gives you an idea of the size of the towers (many were over 30 feet tall!). The sign tells how they were formed.


Answer to yesterday's "What am I" can be found here.

11 comments:

  1. WOW, these are incredible - I love the reflections in the water!! Now I want to go there - you just keep adding more places to "my list"!!

    I would have never guessed what your picture from yesterday was - thanks for sharing!

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  2. What a wonderful sight! Must have been strange looking at those things. You managed to capture them well enough to allow us all to see how those things are built. Nice job.

    There is a lake in E. Washington State that is soapy. It is called, what else? Soap Lake. Makes wonderful swimming but you'd better rinse well (outdoor shower provided at dock) before going very far or the the armpits and "leg pits" would be injured by the crystals from the water as it dried. IF you didn't shower, the next day, you would be walking with what one of my sons dubbed "The Soap Lake Two Step." :D

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  3. Amazing skies and reflections...just beautiful!

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  4. Knockouts! What an amazing shot. I'm having this vision of you both getting more and more grizzled and sun worn...

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  5. What an incredible sight. It is absolutely breathtaking. The reflections are so clear. Stunning photographs.

    Did you ever use 20-Mule Team Borax in your laundry. Now I know where the name came from!!

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  6. These are amazing shots. I visited Mono Lake about 20 years ago. These shots really do do it justice.

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  7. Absolutely, positively my favorite landscape shot ever! Fabulous!

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  8. These are just amazing photos. Composition and colors and the reflections are spot on.

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  9. Val, your vacation shots just keep getting better! Thanks for sharing these with us. Mr. L. and I are now in the early stages of planning a western vacation.

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