Mono Lake

Mono Lake

Mono Lake

Mono Lake

The black stuff on the shoreline is not algae or seaweed. It’s masses of alkali flies. When you walk near them clouds of them rise. Luckily they’re not biting flies and don’t show the least bit interest in humans.

Mono Lake alkali flies

Mono Lake alkali flies

Mono Lake

Mono Lake
Green rabbitbrush, Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus–I think.

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