A close up of a gray bird sitting on a rock near green water.

Mono Lake Moment: American Dipper

I was lucky to capture this rare moment with an American Dipper, Cinclus mexicanus, along Lee Vining Creek. Dippers are the only songbird that swims, almost flying underwater to capture their aquatic prey. Find all the other Moments we have…
A person in a blue jacket sits in the dry grass and talks to an Iphone which is propped up on a tripod.

Mono Lake Moments video series

When the Covid-19 pandemic began earlier this year, the Mono Lake Committee education team began producing Mono Lake Moments—short videos that bring the Mono Basin’s sights and sounds to you at home. Scroll down to see videos from much of…
A boy wearing goggles and smiling lays in Mono Lake near the shore, floating on his back. Clear blue skies and clear greenish blue water stretch out above, and more people are swimming.

The Mono Lake Story film

Help us to continue the inspirational Mono Lake story—become a member of the Mono Lake Committee today! Mono Lake is a striking blue oasis in eastern California surrounded by desert peaks, volcanoes, and the Sierra Nevada. Scenic tufa tower formations…