20 Yosemite National Park Photos that Captured its Beauty
Yosemite National Park
There is a reason Ansel Adams spent so much of his life photographing Yosemite and why John Muir fought so hard to preserve it. Everywhere you turn is filled with light, beauty and splendor. In Yosemite, you can find waterfalls, wildlife, deep valleys and wide open meadows. One can never tire of photographing such beauty.
On Oct. 1, 1890 Yosemite National Park was created and from that day forward millions of people from all over the world come to witness its beauty first hand.
At times, it can be difficult to capture photos of Yosemite National Park, beauty you see with the eye into a photograph. Capturing the light, depth and details is about getting the moment just right.
But Yosemite National Park photos are beautiful in their own right. I mean it can be just as difficult to take a “bad” picture in a place like this. Everywhere you turn nature at its finest.
Capturing Yosemite National Park Photos
With over 1,160 square miles of wilderness, there is plenty to photograph. And just in case you need some inspiration, here are some things you photograph next time you’re in Yosemite National Park.
- El Capitan: This is the largest granite monolith in the world and rises over 3,000 feet above the valley floor.
- Yosemite Falls: At 2,425-feet, Yosemite Falls is the tallest waterfall in North America.
- Hikers: Yosemite National Park has about 800 miles of hiking trails.
- Flowers: There are approximately 1,500 species of flowering plants in Yosemite.
- Half Dome: This granite crest rises more than 4,737 ft above the Yosemite Valley floor and is pretty famous.
- Meadows: There are over 36,620 acres of meadows in Yosemite National Park, spend enough time there are you might see a bear, deer, or fox.
These photos were taken the end of July during our Yosemite Day Trip. The weather was perfect! July is a very busy month in Yosemite park so if you plan on staying in Yosemite you need to make reservations months in advance. Yosemite in the winter is much quieter because of the snow and need for snow chains.
Even with the large amount of crowds Yosemite National Park in the Spring and Summer time is amazing. Also, you get the option to drive up to Glacier Point for a close-up view of Half Dome. Glacier Point is closed six months out of the year so if you’re in the park when the street is open I highly suggest you photograph the view.
If you have any questions about these Yosemite National Park photos or want some tips on where you should take some photos let me know!