Yosemite National Park, California

Not just a great valley, but a shrine to human foresight, the strength of granite, the power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra. First protected in 1864, Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more.

Yosemite National Park Info


Yosemite National Park

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Yosemite National Park Reports Multiple Cases of Gastrointestinal Illness

Yosemite National Park has received reports of approximately 170 people who have experienced a gastrointestinal illness. Affected individuals include park visitors and employees, and most of these individuals spent time in Yosemite Valley. As of today, there have been two confirmed cases of norovirus. Most of the cases occurred on and around the first week of January 2020 and there has been a significant decline of new cases reported over the past several days.

Yosemite National Park Announces Glacier Point and Tioga Roads are Closed for the Season

Yosemite National Park announces Glacier Point and Tioga Roads are closed to all vehicular traffic for the winter season. Glacier Point and Tioga Roads typically closes each fall and remain closed through the winter season. These roads reopen each spring when weather and road conditions are safe for vehicular traffic.

Yosemite National Park to Host Public Meeting on the Curry Former Waste Disposal Site

Yosemite National Park is hosting a public meeting on the remediation of the Curry Former Waste Disposal Site. All members of the public interested in learning about this project are welcome to join park staff at the Yosemite Valley Auditorium on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

Yosemite National Park and The Ansel Adams Gallery Celebrate the Winners of the 2019 Gateway Expressions Student Art and Photography Contest

Yosemite National Park and The Ansel Adams Gallery celebrated the winners of the 9th Annual Gateway Expressions Student Art and Photography Contest earlier this month.

Yosemite National Park Photos

Yosemite Valley

Jaime Pérez posted a photo:

Yosemite Valley

A Walk in the Woods

Thomas Hawk posted a photo:

A Walk in the Woods

Half Dome - A View from Glacier Point

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Half Dome - A View from Glacier Point

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Half & Half

Hilton Chen posted a photo:

Half & Half

Alpenglow on Yosemite's Half Dome at sunset as it reflects on the Merced River. Unless you're standing there watching that light reflect off the rocks, it's almost hard to believe how intense that glow can get. This was shot at its peak just a few minutes before the onset of twilight.

Slowing Things Down

Thomas Hawk posted a photo:

Slowing Things Down

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Akira Murayama posted a photo:

No Snow, but still, Heavenly Beautiful!_img_4103HD

Quiet morning on the bank of the Merced River. Except for occasional passing of vehicles, there was no human-made sound at all, and in front of the calm flow of the river, I was surrounded by complete silence with birds singing and squirrels moving on tree branches. It was a beautiful morning.

Bizarr tree

Oliver Weihrauch posted a photo:

Bizarr tree

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Yosemite Falls

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El Capitan

Natural Beauty

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Natural Beauty

Cathedral Rocks

Jaime Pérez posted a photo:

Cathedral Rocks

Sticks & Stones

TI_in_Yosemite posted a photo:

Sticks & Stones

Retaliaters trying to break my bones. As I continue to reach out for anything resembling accountability in Yosemite National Park. There’s no shortage of hate and ignorance. Just put on a good pair of headphones and listen:
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Old Buildings, New Snow

jessica_erin posted a photo:

Old Buildings, New Snow

Wawona, Yosemite National Park, January 2020

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Lembert Dome Over Tuolumne River, Yosemite 2019

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Lembert Dome Over Tuolumne River, Yosemite 2019

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The high country of Yosemite is just as beautiful as the more popular valley, and offers a retreat from the crowds. John Muir's first experience with Yosemite was up here herding sheep. His push to save this beautiful park began here where the Tuolumne River meanders below granite domes. In this shot, Lembert Dome towers over the forest and grasslands of the Tuolumne Meadow.

Reflections of Half Dome

mhoffman1 posted a photo:

Reflections of Half Dome

Merced RIver in Yosemite National Park.

Starry Night at El Capitan

stevenpng posted a photo:

Starry Night at El Capitan

Foggy night at Yosemite Valley.

Yosemite Falls

wNG555 posted a photo:

Yosemite Falls

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Valley View

Hilton Chen posted a photo:

Valley View

El Capitan, Cathedral Rocks, and Bridalveil Falls reflected on the Merced River at Valley View. I shot this in the mid afternoon following several days of clear blue skies (I was getting desperate, and nothing is worse than boring clear blue skies!). I was leaving the park the next day, so when I saw the clouds finally move into Yosemite Valley, I took every opportunity to reshoot the iconic places with something in the sky! The harsh daytime contrast and the graphical clouds made for a rather good monochrome image.

Clouds Rest Panorama - Yosemite

Bruce Lemons posted a photo:

Clouds Rest Panorama - Yosemite

Panorama from Clouds Rest the year after the Meadow Fire of 2014, with Tenaya Canyon, Tenaya Lake, Tenaya Peak, Cathedral Peak, Echo Peaks, Mathes Crest, Sunrise Mountain, Meadow Fire burn area, Brunnell Point, Little Yosemite Valley, Cascade Cliffs, Mt Starr King, Half Dome, Yosemite Valley, North Dome, Mt Watkins, Lower Tenaya Canyon. California, Sierra Nevada Mountains, Yosemite, Clouds Rest. Off the John Muir Trail near Mile 007.

At one in the mountain on a pancake

bhautik_joshi posted a photo:

At one in the mountain on a pancake

As seen at TUOLUMNE MEADOWS, CA, United States