Golden Hour at South Tufa

Equipment Info
NIKON D850
14mm / f/22 / 1/10 sec. / ISO 100
State/Province/Region
California
Nearest Area
Mono Lake National Scenic Area
Town
Lee Vining
Brief Directions

This was captured at the South Tufa site on Mono Lake, a salt lake known for its tufa calcium carbonate rock formations that form underwater where springs bring calcium-rich water to the alkaline lake.

Notes

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” - Carl Sagan

Description

The first warm light of the sun shines through a hole in supernova-formed calcium in Mono Lake's calcium carbonate tufa rock formations.

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Date Added
August 15, 2020
Date Taken
December 23, 2018