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.

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Yosemite National Park

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News

Tioga and Glacier Point Roads in Yosemite National Park Close for the Winter Season

The Tioga and Glacier Point Roads in Yosemite National Park are closed for the winter season. There have been several storm systems that have moved through the park over the past two weeks.

Yosemite National Park Announces the Release of the Replace Big Oak Flat Welcome Center Complex Environmental Assessment

Yosemite National Park announces the release of the Replace Big Oak Flat Welcome Center Complex Environmental Assessment (EA). The public comment period for the EA is open until December 20, 2018. The EA describes and analyzes one action alternative to improve visitor experience, address deferred maintenance, improve safety, and increase operational efficiency at the Big Oak Flat Welcome Center Complex.

Yosemite National Park Announces Winter Operations in the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias to Begin on Friday, November 30, 2018

Yosemite National Park Announces winter operations in the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias to begin on Friday, November 30, 2018.

Yosemite National Park Photos

Half Dome at Night

kuhnjulian094 posted a photo:

Half Dome at Night

Samyang 12mm 2,8
Glacier Point, Yosemite NP

Backlit Trees, YNP

optimalfocusphotography posted a photo:

Backlit Trees, YNP

I have a thing for backlit trees and leaves against a dark background, so obviously, I had to photograph this scene when the sun crested over the granite cliff beyond, and these trees just lit up, as a little bit of mist rose off the Valley floor.
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Half Dome (B/W)

davidseibold posted a photo:

Half Dome (B/W)

Yosemite National Park, California 2005

Kimberly Shoemaker

Thomas Hawk posted a photo:

Kimberly Shoemaker

Half Dome and Surroundings from Glacier Point

woodchuckiam posted a photo:

Half Dome and Surroundings from Glacier Point

Yosemite National Park, California. Scanned from a Kodachrome slide.

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El Capitan on fire

fournatz posted a photo:

El Capitan on fire

Typical sunset view of the Yosemite National Park.

Half Dome after a Winter Storm

chuqvr posted a photo:

Half Dome after a Winter Storm

Half Dome after a Winter Storm, Yosemite National Park

Coyote on the Prowl

chuqvr posted a photo:

Coyote on the Prowl

Coyote on the Prowl, Yosemite Valley.

Taken during a christmas vacation to Yosemite, this coyote was wandering the main meadow near Yosemite Falls. After spending some time looking cute and hunting mice under the snow, the coyote proved itself to be habituated by wandering up to the line of cars looking for a handout. We declined.

Half Dome from Washburn Point

chuqvr posted a photo:

Half Dome from Washburn Point

Half Dome from Washburn Point, Yosemite National Park

Tioga Pass, Yosemite National Park

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Tioga Pass, Yosemite National Park

Tioga Pass, Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Chapel

chuqvr posted a photo:

Yosemite Chapel

Yosemite Chapel, Yosemite National Park

Half Dome from Washburn Point

chuqvr posted a photo:

Half Dome from Washburn Point

Half Dome from Washburn Point, Yosemite National Park

Rough nature

Francoise100 posted a photo:

Rough nature

Yosemite National Park, raw and unadorned. Home of rocks and cliffs. One hard layer after another.

Storm Receding, Tioga Lake, Yosemite 5-15

inkknife_2000 (9.5 million views) posted a photo:

Storm Receding, Tioga Lake, Yosemite 5-15

(1 in a multiple picture album)
When rain spoiled my photo search down at June Lake in the Sierra Nevada, I drove up to Yosemite on Tioga Road and was pleasantly surprised to find that the same weather front had dropped snow. This scene at Tioga Lake shows the clouds moving out.
A couple hours later, it was all melted away. I felt that Mother Nature had given me a special treat.

River Flow to Me

Rennett Stowe posted a photo:

River Flow to Me

Yosemite Falls

Doug Santo posted a photo:

Yosemite Falls

© Doug Santo

Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View

woodchuckiam posted a photo:

Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View

Yosemite National Park, California. El Capitan is on the left and Bridal Vail Falls is on the right below Cathedral Spires. Half Dome appears near the center in the distance. Scanned from a Kodachrome slide.

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Half-Dome Reflection

morroelsie posted a photo:

Half-Dome Reflection

Along the Merced River in Yosemite Valley, near the "swinging bridge". Winter is one of my favorite times in Yosemite, not only is the valley beautiful in it's winter setting, but most amazing is there are very few people!
Note to tourists contemplating a winter visit...It's really cold, often snowed in, limited accommodations, icy, slippery, and filled with starving bears.

Autumn Fog at Gates of the Valley

optimalfocusphotography posted a photo:

Autumn Fog at Gates of the Valley

I’m sad autumn is almost over, so I thought I would share the obligatory Valley View shot with foggy conditions and beautiful fall color from a November weekend in Yosemite; just moments later, El Capitan was completely concealed in fog, and the brief sunset color had completely vanished just as quickly as it appeared.
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Winter Serenity

NormFox posted a photo:

Winter Serenity

Winter comes to Yosemite Vallery, California.

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