Mono Lake is an endorheic basin which means its water has nowhere to drain. Since the water is trapped it reaches a high level of salinity. The lake also has a high level of carbonates which creates intricate Tufa Towers of calcite which arise from springs at the bottom of the lake.
This gallery also shares prints from California State Route 120 which leads to Mono Lake and highlights the amazing open skies of the Eastern Sierras.
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