14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Star Trails over Half Dome

This image captures stars soaring over Half-Dome in Yosemite National Park one night in the mid-summer. After a long day of hiking, I decided to venture out once more in the pitch black and see what stars I could capture with long exposures. I was surprised by this capture and instantly fell in love.

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Date Taken: 06.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Yosemite National Park, California, United States of America
Copyright: © Jonathan Warren