18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Majestic Yosemite

Looking to escape COVID quarantine, my wife and I went to Yosemite National Park for a weekend. On our one full day in the park, we hiked from Glacier Point to Taft Point and Sentinel Dome. On top of Sentinel Dome, you have spectacular 360 views of Yosemite. This atmospheric photo is from the back side of Sentinel Dome. It depicts the late day sunlight illuminating the nose of El Capitan and Yosemite Valley. This view was the perfect exclamation point on a great day in Yosemite National Park.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Yosemite National Park, California, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-7RM3
Copyright: © Walter Chung