Mono Lake is found on the east side of the Sierra Nevada near the town of Lee Vining, accessible off highway 395. The lake is seasonally accessible through Yosemite National Park.
This image is a stitch of two horizontal images to create a vertical "vertorama". South Tufa is not the most unique location to shoot in California. Thus it can be difficult to shoot unique images. Many sunrises and sunsets the photographers outnumber the tufa towers.