Friday, October 26, 2012

Glacier Point/Mono Meadows/Wildlife - Yosemite National Park/Mono Lake (Part 8)

Yosemite National Park is a national park located in California that stretches eastern portions of Tuolumne, Mariposa and Madera counties in the central eastern portion of California and covers around 761,268 acres or 3,080.74 km² of land. Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, deep valleys, grand meadows, giant sequoias, giant wilderness area, and much more. Mono Lake, a salt lake east of Yosemite National Park that is located in Mono County, California, covers a total of 45,133 acres or 182.65 km². The lake is famous for its high salt content and its tufa formations. I have visited both of those areas and are here to show you some of the photos I took at these two places along with some other photos I have taken along the route. These photos will be divided over several blog posts. I hope you enjoy viewing these photos! If you would like to get notifications when I do post, you can Like/Follow me on the following fan pages: FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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Parts: Yosemite Falls Comparison | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | HDR Compositions | Panoramas
Let's introduce you to the photos for today. These are the last of the regular shots I did at Yosemite National Park. After this, I will have some HDR compositions and panoramas I did there. For today's photos, I have the rest of the photos from Glacier Point, then some photos from a partial hike down to Mono Meadows, and then ending with some sunset photos I took on the way home. I hope you enjoy viewing these photos!

Most of the photos for today are of wildlife. Here is a chipmunk on top at Glacier Point.  

 A cute squirrel at Glacier Point.

Yummy! Flower! 

 Cute aren't they?

One of my best shots from the trip. The chipmunks are so cute!!! ^_^  

A raven standing on top of a building at Glacier Point.  

 On the way down from Glacier Point, saw a deer. Decided to take some shots. 

Here is another deer shot.  

So on the way up to Glacier Point, I saw a turnout that said Mono Meadows. I decided to take a short hike once I came back down the mountain. This was just one of the many trails that lead into the Yosemite wilderness. I only hiked partially down and then went back up again. So not so far down, I saw a male mule deer. Lucky for me, I am quick with the camera and was able to get 2 blur free shots. HAHA But I had to kick the ISO pretty high as it was fairly dark already. 

 Here is another shot of the deer. Pretty good camera work right? I think if you do a little bit of hiking into the Yosemite wilderness, you can see more wildlife as I think these wildlife don't like human contact. All the deer photos in this blog post are of the mule deer. 

Landscape shots of the trees on the trail. If you do do some hiking into the Yosemite wilderness, just make sure you don't go too far, and bring adequate water. It is good to bring a cellphone too just in case you get lost (very easy in the wilderness). If you do decide to take a long hike, bring ribbons so you can mark your trail. Also a reminder, there is no overnight camping unless you get a permit from park officials.

A sunset shot on the way home. Not sure where this is. 

These are the last of the normal shots from Yosemite National Park! Check back soon for my HDR compositions and panoramas I did in the park! Hope you have enjoyed viewing these photos. Please don't forget to share my blog posts with your friends! If you would like to get notifications next time I post, you can "Like" me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Instagram. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

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