23 Amazing Views of Mono Lake in California


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Mono Lake, located near Yosemite national park in California, has some of the most amazing sceneries around. Its hard to tell if the pictures were taken on earth or come from some distant planet in a science fiction movie. The unique landscape is due to the tufa rock formations, which are made up of mineral deposits.

The lake was named in 1852 after the Mono tribe, who were native to the area. The tribe’s western neighbors, the Yokut, called them monachie, meaning “fly people” because they used fly larvae which grew on the lake as their chief food staple and trading article.

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The lake is nearly 1 million years old, and contains 280 million tons of dissolved salts in its water. Its water is three times as salty as ocean water, making it difficult for most species of fish to survive. The lake measures 21 kilometers across, and covers 45,000 acres of land. Today the lake is 159 feet deep, though at its height during the most recent ice age, the lake would have been about 900 feet deep. There are two large islands in the lake, along with numerous unique tufa rock formations, which give it its moon like appearance.

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13 comments on "23 Amazing Views of Mono Lake in California"

  1. krishnamurthy says:

    Very amazing

  2. Jim McKellips says:

    I am a former California resident, who moved from this state 31 years ago. The lake water levels should be much higher, but due to the draining of the lake for Los Angeles water supply, it is at it lowest levels. Many battles for water rights plague California due to the lack of a good, sound water policy. They continue to fail to find other sources of water that lie all around them, while they play a game of politics. Very sad situation in California. There is no good plans for their water supply for the future.

  3. jvrao730 says:

    Awesome…..

  4. Raghavan says:

    Amazing.,

  5. Ram says:

    Real Good Pics

  6. VMani says:

    One od of most amazing art works of God Almighty on this planet.

  7. subbarayulu.k says:

    One of the wonders

  8. ashok says:

    worth seeing

  9. neve says:

    Heavenly!

  10. MRPSingh says:

    Calm and quiet scenes creates imagination.

  11. A.H.Srinivas says:

    In all these rare pictures Mothers Nature is smiling at me about Her beauty. Many thanks..

  12. sethurao mahadi says:

    very inspiring and tilting experience way back to kapila aranya and good old times.

  13. santosh prasad babu says:

    It is god’s cretavity

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