Yosemite Falls reflected in the Merced River, #26889

Yosemite Falls reflected in the Merced River, from Swinging Bridge.  The Merced  River is flooded with heavy springtime flow as winter snow melts in the high country above Yosemite Valley. Yosemite National Park, California, USA, natural history stock photograph, photo id 26889
Falling 2425 feet (730m) in three sections, Yosemite Falls is the tallest waterfall in North America and the fifth tallest in the world. During winter, a cone of frozen mist forms at the base of Lower Yosemite Falls. A strenous hike takes visitors from the valley floor to the precipice of the falls, offering impressive perspective of the falls and their enormity relative to the valley itself. Yosemite Falls flows year round; May and June are most impressive, while flow slows to nearly a trickle during winter months.

Yosemite Falls reflected in the Merced River, from Swinging Bridge. The Merced River is flooded with heavy springtime flow as winter snow melts in the high country above Yosemite Valley. Yosemite National Park, California, USA

Location: Yosemite National Park, California
Image ID: 26889
Format: Digital 2:3
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