Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada of the United States. At a surface elevation of 6,225 ft (1,897 m), it is located along the border between California and Nevada, west of Carson City. Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America.Its depth is 1,645 ft (501 m), making it the deepest in the United States after Crater Lake (1,945 ft (593 m)).Additionally, Lake Tahoe is the sixth largest lake by volume in the United States at 122,160,280 acre·ft (150,682,490 dam3), behind the five Great Lakes.
The lake was formed about 2 million years ago and is a part of the Lake Tahoe Basin with the modern lake being shaped during the ice ages. It is known for the clarity of its water and the panorama of surrounding mountains on all sides.The area surrounding the lake is also referred to as Lake Tahoe, or simply Tahoe. More than 75% of the lake’s watershed is national forest land, comprising the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit of the United States Forest Service.
Lake Tahoe is a major tourist attraction in both Nevada and California. It is home to a number of ski resorts, summer outdoor recreation, and tourist attractions. Snow and skiing are a significant part of the area’s economy and reputation.Mountain and lake scenery are attractions throughout the year. The Nevada side also includes large casinos. Highways provide year-round access from Reno, Carson City, and Sacramento.
For more than 30 years, Dennis Flaherty has continually perfected his craft photographing in over a dozen countries and territories. He has been published in close to forty countries and his photos may be seen regularly in many prestigious national and international publications. He is widely published in a variety of consumer and commercial work, including book, calendars, catalogs, greeting cards, magazines, textbooks, national advertising campaigns and annual reports for many major corporations.
His credits include AAA (American Automobile Association), ABC-The View, Alaskan Airlines, American Airlines, AOL, Apple Computers, Audubon, Backpacker, BrownTrout Publishers, Canon USA, Chevron USA, Christian Science Monitor, CNBC, Coldwater Creek, Conaco, Conde Naste, DaySpring Cards, Discovery, ESPN, Expedia, Falcon Press, Guideposts, Grand Canyon Association, Houghton Mifflin, InterVarsity Press, the Irish Times, Life, Livestrong.com, Mattel, Meredith Corporation, Microsoft, MTV, NBC, National Geographic Society, Oprah.com, Outdoor Photographer, Pentax USA, Ramada Inn, Random House, Seabourn, Sierra Club, Smithsonian Magazine, Sunset, TravelSmith, US Forest Service, US Park Service, USA Today, US Postal Service, Volvo and Wall Street Journal, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Yahoo, Inc., Zebra Publishing.
The Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. has two of Dennis’s photos on permanent display.