Nevada Falls in Moonlight | Yosemite N.P.
       
     
Shadows and Sun Down, Half Dome | Yosemite N.P.
       
     
The Valley Gates | Yosemite N.P.
       
     
The Nose, El Capitan | Yosemite N.P.
       
     
Half Dome Profile | Yosemite N.P.
       
     
Approaching Thunderstorm at Donahue Pass | Yosemite N.P.
       
     
Vernal Falls | Yosemite N.P.
       
     
El Capitan | Yosemite N.P.
       
     
The Illilouette | Yosemite N.P.
       
     
Lone Pine | Yosemite N.P.
       
     
Marie Creek and the Kuip Crest | Ansel Adams Wilderness
       
     
Nevada Falls in Moonlight | Yosemite N.P.
       
     
Nevada Falls in Moonlight | Yosemite N.P.

Low clouds, stars and the sound of rushing water against a huge granite drop make this scene one to savor.

Shadows and Sun Down, Half Dome | Yosemite N.P.
       
     
Shadows and Sun Down, Half Dome | Yosemite N.P.

The last rays of sun illuminate the North Face and single lodgepole protruding out of a crack in the granite on the North Rim.

The Valley Gates | Yosemite N.P.
       
     
The Valley Gates | Yosemite N.P.

A certain calmness descends on the Merced as a winter fog settles in before nightfall.

The Nose, El Capitan | Yosemite N.P.
       
     
The Nose, El Capitan | Yosemite N.P.

A fleeting storm left parted clouds and streaks of sunlight at the base of the most famous rock climb in the world.

Half Dome Profile | Yosemite N.P.
       
     
Half Dome Profile | Yosemite N.P.

Taken just as the last alpenglow kissed the top of Half Dome. This is inspired from Ansel Adams’ famous “Monolith” image.

Approaching Thunderstorm at Donahue Pass | Yosemite N.P.
       
     
Approaching Thunderstorm at Donahue Pass | Yosemite N.P.

A strong storm front laps the Lyell Range at 12,000 feet along the boundary of Yosemite National Park.

Vernal Falls | Yosemite N.P.
       
     
Vernal Falls | Yosemite N.P.

A serene scene but a crashing soundtrack as water falls hundreds of feet down from little Yosemite valley just a short way up the start of the John Muir Trail.

El Capitan | Yosemite N.P.
       
     
El Capitan | Yosemite N.P.

The true scale of this huge monolith is best appreciated from above the valley floor where a carpet of mature pine trees are dwarfed in scale.

The Illilouette | Yosemite N.P.
       
     
The Illilouette | Yosemite N.P.

Rarely seen from top to bottom, this drainage from the Clark Range empties into the Merced just before Happy Isles. A network of native american trails lead to spectacular viewpoints along this watershed.

Lone Pine | Yosemite N.P.
       
     
Lone Pine | Yosemite N.P.

This scene looks south down canyon from Snow Creek towards Glacier Point. Along an exposed canyon rim sits a solitary pine.

Marie Creek and the Kuip Crest | Ansel Adams Wilderness
       
     
Marie Creek and the Kuip Crest | Ansel Adams Wilderness

Though technically outside of Yosemite National Park, this view takes in the rugged Kuip crest along the boundary of the park’s watershed.