Yosemite is one of the most visited National Parks in the United States, and a look from the often photographed Tunnel View will tell you why. The expansive Valley features beautiful granite walls, forests and waterfalls, and a variety of hikes that lead to stunning views. Whether you snag a permit to climb Half Dome or spend your time relaxing in El Capitan Meadow looking up at the climbers on the massive granite wall, Yosemite will draw you back with your camera time and time again with it’s incredible beauty.
Depending on what time of year you go and what you decide to photograph, taking pictures in Yosemite can mean sharing the road and areas with a lot of other tourists and photographers. That being said, there are plenty of locations that may require a bit more work to get to around the Valley that will yield incredible views and great photos.
When snow falls in the Valley, it creates a very different, and interesting scene, without all of the summer crowds.
With it’s beautiful granite and incredible views, Yosemite is a popular destination for climbers, and those that photograph them.
The Valley features a lot of incredible waterfalls that can keep a photographer occupied for weeks. Some, like Horsetail Fall, are seasonal, but no matter what time of the year you plan on visiting Yosemite you’ll find plenty of falling water and expansive views to shoot.
Yosemite National Park
Here are a few great photos of Yosemite from our Flickr group.