Fisheye view of tufa formations at Mono Lake, USA

Fisheye view of tufa formations at Mono Lake, USA

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Caption: Limestone tufas. Fisheye view of Mono Lake, California, USA, showing large tufa limestone formations. Tufas are columns or blocks of soft limestone, which here grow to a height of about 14 metres. They are formed by calcium carbonate being deposited from solution at a geothermal spring or by the evaporation of circulating water. Mono Lake is a salt lake which is slowly drying. Although it has no outflow, the water feeding the lake is being diverted at an increasing rate. This puts a great stress on the lake's wildlife, particularly migrating waterfowl.

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