I love doing 360 aerial panoramas around the Lake Tahoe area. I was recently on my way from South Lake Tahoe back to Tahoe City and I just had to break out the drone and take a shot of this beautiful area.

On the left is Cascade Lakes and on the right the world famous Emerald Bay with the small little island in the middle known as Fannette Island.

Fannette is the only island to be found in all of Lake Tahoe. It is located in beautiful Emerald Bay on the west shore of the lake. A sparsely timbered, brush covered upthrust of granite that rises 150 feet above the water, Fannette Island was not always known by that name. During the past 100 years it has been known as Coquette, Fannette, Baranoff, Dead Man’s, Hermit’s, and Emerald Isle. Fannette was the name that finally stuck.

Geologists know that Emerald Bay was gouged out by glaciers thousands of years ago. So why did Fannette Island remain? It is believed that the island is a resistant rib of granite rock which was overridden by the glacial ice.

The stone structure on top that looks like a miniature castle is the “Tea House” built during the same time that Vikingsholm was constructed, from 1928-29. After being transported to the island by motorboat, Mrs. Knight and her guests would occasionally be served tea there. A small fireplace in the corner and a large oak table and four oak chairs in the center of the 16 by 16 foot room gave it a very rustic appearance. – Source

Aerial 360 Pano of Emerald Bay and Cascade Lakes

Below is a 360 panorama that you can rotate around. Use your mouse or finger to move around in the 360 world.

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I hope you enjoy these photos, I have some for sale on the Tahoe Art Auctions Website.

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