Mono Lake is a large, shallow lake located in Mono County, CA. Formed at least 760,000 years ago, it lacks a natural outlet, causing it to be highly saline. Even with its desert environment and salinity, the lake has an important ecosystem based on brine shrimp. The shrimp support a nesting habitat for nearly two million migratory birds and black flies, also known as alkali flies. Tom, Diane and I made several trips to the lake, including both sunset and sunrise golden hours. The photographs below are a compilation of all of our trips.