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Mono Lake Sunrise | by dhilung
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Mono Lake Sunrise

"It lies in a lifeless, treeless, hideous desert,"

 

Mark Twain wrote in his 1872 travelogue, Roughing It. "This solemn, silent, sailless sea--this lonely tenant of the loneliest spot on earth--is little graced with the picturesque."

 

Once water enters this lake, which is actually a volcanic basin, there is no way out other than evaporation. According to scientists, for at least 760,000 years Mono Lake has been helping to develop recently discovered new form of life that lives in arsenic.

 

It was a freezing cold morning but the sunrise was majestic. An awesome snowboarding runs were to follow the day :)

 

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LARGE (1920 x 1091) - ice in the water surface please.

 

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Taken on February 13, 2011