SEPTEMBER 2003 – Trees that have died from higher than normal concentrations of CO2 stand near the Horseshoe Lake within the Inyo National Forest, California, USA. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
We strongly recommend to visit the village of Mammoth Lakes. It is beautiful, and the surrounding nature is simply breathtaking! If you drive Lake Mary Road up to the Mammoth Lakes to the very end, you will reach yet another lake. Nice. But whazzat? The trees are all dead around the lake, about 120 acres! This is caused by a high concentration of CO2 in the soil. Therefor, you should not dig in the soil, and also refrain from taking a sunbath. Here’s more information.
This is still a stunning picture: The clear blue sky, the dead trees, the bright soil. Not beautiful, but stunning.
The high resolution image
|Location||Horseshoe Lake, Inyo National Forest, CA|
|Camera||Canon AE-1 Program|
|Lens||Canon FD 28mm f/2.8|
|Image Source||Fuji Slide Film|
|Digital Image Source||Minolta Dimage Scan Elite II|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||3829 x 2494 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|