Tufa towers rise from Mono Lake, #09931

Tufa towers rise from Mono Lake.  Tufa towers are formed when underwater springs rich in calcium mix with lakewater rich in carbonates, forming calcium carbonate (limestone) structures below the surface of the lake.  The towers were eventually revealed when the water level in the lake was lowered starting in 1941.  South tufa grove, Navy Beach. California, USA, natural history stock photograph, photo id 09931
Tufa towers rise from Mono Lake. Tufa towers are formed when underwater springs rich in calcium mix with lakewater rich in carbonates, forming calcium carbonate (limestone) structures below the surface of the lake. The towers were eventually revealed when the water level in the lake was lowered starting in 1941. South tufa grove, Navy Beach. California, USA

Location: Mono Lake, California
Image ID: 09931
Format: Digital 3:2
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