Tarn in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Range

September 17, 2013

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Photographer: Nel Graham
Summary Author: Nel Graham

While hiking up Rock Creek above Tom's Place in the eastern Sierra Nevada range a few weeks
back I passed this lovely morning scene at Box Lake, showing a small island reflected in the
calm water. Box Lake is a tarn -- a small body of water in a basin produced by glaciation. Several of these tarns can be seen along Rock Creek. In addition to the scenery and hiking trails, there's good fishing for brown trout here. Mount Morgan (12,992 ft - 3,960 m) is visible in the background at right center. Photo taken on August 14, 2013.

Photo details: Camera Maker: Panasonic; Camera Model: DMC-TZ4; Focal Length: 4.7mm (35mm equivalent: 28mm); Aperture: f/3.3; Exposure Time: 0.0031 s (1/320); ISO equiv: 100.