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Half Dome and storm clouds at sunset, viewed from Sentinel Bridge, Yosemite National Park, California Vernal Falls at peak flow in late spring, with a rainbow appearing in the spray of the falls, viewed from the Mist Trail, Yosemite National Park, California Horsetail Falls backlit by the setting sun as it cascades down the face of El Capitan, February, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California Yosemite Falls at peak flow in late spring, viewed from Cooks Meadow, Yosemite National Park, California Lembert Dome and late afternoon clouds rise above Tuolumne Meadows in the High Sierra, catching the fading light of sunset, Yosemite National Park, California Townsley Lake (10396'), a beautiful alpine lake sitting below blue sky, clouds and Fletcher Peak (right), lies amid the Cathedral Range of glacier-sculpted granite peaks in Yosemite's high country, near Vogelsang High Sierra Camp, Yosemite National Park, California Half Dome and sunset clouds, evening, Yosemite National Park, California Perseid Meteor Shower and Milky Way, Andromeda Galaxy and the Pleides Cluster, over Half Dome and Yosemite National Park, Glacier Point Cathedral Range peaks reflected in the still waters of Townsley Lake at sunrise, Yosemite National Park, California Yosemite Falls reflected in flooded meadow.  The Merced  River floods its banks in spring, forming beautiful reflections of Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park, California El Capitan eastern face, sunrise, Yosemite National Park, California Yosemite Falls and tall pine trees, viewed from Cook's Meadow, Yosemite National Park, California Fletcher Peak (11407') rises above Fletcher Lake (10174'), near Vogelsang High Sierra Camp in Yosemite's high country, Yosemite National Park, California Half Dome and nighttime stars, viewed from Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park, California Vogelsang Peak (11516') at sunset, reflected in a small creek near Vogelsang High Sierra Camp in Yosemite's high country, Yosemite National Park, California Milky Way over Tioga Lake, Yosemite National Park Half Dome reflected in the Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California El Capitan and clouds lit by full moon, stars, evening, Yosemite National Park, California Yosemite Valley and stars lit by full moon, evening, Yosemite National Park, California Hiker views Vogelsang Lake, and Vogelsang Peak (11516') at sunrise in Yosemite's High Sierra, Yosemite National Park, California Bridalveil Falls at sunset, with clouds and blue sky in the background.  Bridalveil Falls in Yosemite drops 620 feet (188 m) from a hanging valley to the floor of Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California Upper Yosemite Falls near peak flow in spring.  Yosemite Falls, at 2425 feet tall (730m) is the tallest waterfall in North America and fifth tallest in the world.  Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California Nevada Falls marks where the Merced River plummets almost 600 through a joint in the Little Yosemite Valley, shooting out from a sheer granite cliff and then down to a boulder pile far below, Yosemite National Park, California Yosemite Falls is reflected in a springtime pool in flooded Cooks Meadow, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California Yosemite Falls rises above the Merced River, viewed from the Swinging Bridge.  The 2425 falls is the tallest in North America.  Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California Bridalveil Falls with a rainbow forming in its spray, dropping 620 into Yosemite Valley, displaying peak water flow in spring months from deep snowpack and warm weather melt.  Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California El Capitan and Merced River, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California Yosemite Valley and stars lit by full moon, evening, Yosemite National Park, California Milky Way over Tenaya Lake, Polly Dome (left), Tenaya Peak (center), Yosemite National Park Half Dome surrounded by storm clouds, Yosemite National Park, California Half Dome and storm clouds at sunset, viewed from Sentinel Bridge, Yosemite National Park, California Panoramic view from Vogelsang Pass (10685')  in Yosemite's high country, looking south. A hiker appears twice in this curious panoramic photo, enjoying the spectacular view.  Visible on the left are Parson's Peak (12147'), Gallison Lake and Bernice Lake, while Vogelsang Peak (11516') rises to the right, Yosemite National Park, California Panorama of Nameless Lake (10709'), surrounded by glacier-sculpted granite peaks of the Cathedral Range, near Vogelsang High Sierra Camp, Yosemite National Park, California Yosemite Falls rises above the Merced River, viewed from Swinging Bridge, Yosemite National Park, California Yosemite Falls, mist and and storm clouds, Yosemite National Park, California El Capitan eastern face, sunrise, Yosemite National Park, California Panorama of Vogelsang basin, surrounding Vogelsang Lake in Yosemite's High Sierra, viewed from near Vogelsang Pass (10685').  Left is Vogelsang Peak (11516'), Choo-choo Ridge is in the distant middle, and the western flank of Fletcher Peak is to the right, Yosemite National Park, California Cathedral Rocks at sunrise, reflected in a spring meadow flooded by the Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California Vernal Falls and Merced River in spring, heavy flow due to snow melt in the high country above Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California Fletcher Peak (10319') at sunset, viewed from Vogelsang High Sierra Camp in Yosemite's high country, Yosemite National Park, California Mammoth Peak over Tuolumne Meadows, Tioga Pass, Yosemite National Park Zodiacal Light and planet Jupiter in the northeastern horizon, above Half Dome and the Yosemite high country, Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park, California Yosemite Falls and star trails, night sky time exposure of Yosemite Falls waterfall in full spring flow, with star trails arcing through the night sky, Yosemite National Park, California Yosemite Falls reflected in flooded meadow.  The Merced  River floods its banks in spring, forming beautiful reflections of Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park, California A giant sequoia tree, soars skyward from the forest floor, lit by the morning sun and surrounded by other sequioas.  The massive trunk characteristic of sequoia trees is apparent, as is the crown of foliage starting high above the base of the tree, Sequoiadendron giganteum, Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park, California Glacial erratic boulders atop Olmsted Point, with the massive granite monoliths Half Dome and Clouds Rest in the background. Erratics are huge boulders left behind by the passing of glaciers which carved the granite surroundings into their present-day form.  When the glaciers melt, any boulders and other geologic material that it was carrying are left in place, sometimes many miles from their original location, Yosemite National Park, California A giant sequoia tree, soars skyward from the forest floor, lit by the morning sun and surrounded by other sequioas.  The massive trunk characteristic of sequoia trees is apparent, as is the crown of foliage starting high above the base of the tree, Sequoiadendron giganteum, Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park, California Vernal Falls at peak flow in late spring. Hikers are seen at the precipice to Vernal Falls, having hiked up the Mist Trail to get there, Yosemite National Park, California Fern Springs, a small natural spring in Yosemite Valley near the Pohono Bridge, trickles quietly over rocks as it flows into the Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California Mountain dogwood, or Pacific dogwood, Yosemite Valley, Cornus nuttallii, Yosemite National Park, California   more ...

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