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Mono Lake | Tufa columns
WI_ca145.jpg Mono Lake  |  Tufa columnThumbnailsBodie Hills  |  Sage brush scrub

The saline Mono Lake occupies the bottom of an endorheic basin of tectonic origin, located directly east of the Sierra Nevada. The lake is characterized by a high biological diversity, and by limestone formations known as tufa columns.