Yosemite National Park
Amazing U.S. National Parks
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Situated in the state of California, Yosemite National Park is the 3rd such designated area in the country. It is set in the High Sierras mountain range, and was opened in 1890.
The park offers a wide range of unique features. Yosemite Falls, one of the highest in the world at 739 metres (2,425 feet), graces the park and is a big draw for photographers. Climbers also frequent the park and the rocks that frame this waterfall.
Set in a valley and complemented by both Merced River and Lake, Yosemite is home to 400 species of animals and ancient giant sequoia trees. Visitors inevitably find themselves in awe of the staggering granite monoliths present in the park. But even more surprising is what park officials call “moonbows”, rainbows that occur at night under a full moon. Magic!
What could be better? The powerful granite rock formations throughout the park look as though they are on fire when the sunset graces them. A photographer’s dream!