21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Half Dome mountain in Yosemite National Park

I took this image on a long awaited trip to Yosemite National Park with my wife. My photography journey was inspired by Ansel Adams while studying art in college. This image was taken while on a hike through Cooks Meadow. The afternoon light was filtering in over Half Dome in the Valley.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Yosemite, California, United States of America
Copyright: © Thomas Pohlig