Mono Lake is located in Mono County, California. It is famous for it’s bizarre rock formations on a shallow water and on the shores that are called tufa. Tufa towers have grown underwater over hundreds of thousands of years and are a result of various chemical reactions. The reason why we can see them now is because the lake level have dropped unveiling this uniquely shaped rock towers.
It was not an easy job to find the exact place of tufa formations because there are various locations where you can see them. I arrived to Mono Lake Tufa Reserve just before sunset but strangely it was not the place that I was looking for. Nevertheless I walked along the shore to find the taller towers but useless, I was at wrong place. I didn’t wanted to waste the light so I made several shots from that spot and they turned to be not really bad.
I decided to stay there overnight and find the right place to shoot at sunrise.
The place that I was looking for was in few kilometres away, so I drove there at 5am. I was surprised when I saw a crowd of people there with tripods so early in the morning when it was even dark. And I was even more surprised when I found out there were guys from Czech Republic 🙂
So finally, here they are , tall tufa formations of Mono Lake.