14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
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.
© Carla DeDominicis.
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||Nov. 23, 2016, 1:37 p.m.