Ironically, the tufas, a symbolic feature of the Eastern Sierra, are a gasp
the suffering lake exhales. Diverting its water to the growing Los Angeles
area in 1941, the lake lost half of its volume. Chemical imbalance nearly
destroyed the eco-system, and accelerated growth of the rock formations,
where now photographers enthusiastically shoot away photographs in the name
of beauty. Often images do not tell the whole story, and my heart and words
go to those who are battling for conservation.