Mono Lake has long held the fascination of photographers world wide. Because it's a closed lake, it has high levels of salt and alkaline which formed the lake's signature "tufas" out of limestone at the bottom of the lake. As lake waters fell due to water allocation in the valley and climate change, these rock formations began to tower over the surface of the lake.
A portion of all proceeds from this this print will benefit Friends of the Inyo, whose "Keep Long Valley Green" campaign is in the midst of a legal battle with LADWP (Los Angeles Department of Water and Power) over their plan to de-water the valley adjacent to Mono Lake, hurting local indigenous communities, ecosystems and farmers. The Keep Long Valley Green Coalition, which consists of ranchers, environmentalists, recreationalists, local residents, and tribal governments, opposes the dewatering proposal and believes that the drying of valley meadows will cause many adverse impacts to the natural environment and local economies. For more information on this fight, check out CBS's recent profile of this issue: https://www.cbsnews.com/video/climate-change-sparks-new-round-of-water-wars-threatens-ranchers-wildlife-and-recreation/
This print is part of a limited edition series of 25 each. Once 25 have been sold, this print will no longer be made. Each print is made on gallery quality heavyweight matte photo rag paper and will arrive signed & numbered. Print area is approximately 20"x25" with a border that expands the print to 24"x30". Please expect 2 weeks for orders to fulfill.