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Yosemite Nature Notes

This collection features a multitude of enthralling videos which display the beauty of Yosemite National Park while explaining numerous natural features such as waterfalls, trees, rainbows, stars, mountains, and more.

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Half Dome

Yosemite National Park: The granite monolith of Half Dome is recognized throughout the world as an icon of Yosemite National Park. Thousands of visitors hike to the summit each year, rewarded with spectacular views and an experience that is not easily forgotten.

11mins

14 Mar 2013

Rank #1

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Glaciers

Yosemite National Park: Yosemite National Park is famous for its spectacular glacially carved landscape. Although glaciers have come and gone many times in the past, there are still two active glaciers near Yosemite's highest peaks.

8mins

14 Mar 2013

Rank #2

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Night Skies

Yosemite's vast acreage and remote location protect some of the darkest night skies in the country. Astronomers, photographers, and city dwellers flock to the park to take advantage of this unique opportunity to view planets, stars, and galaxies.

7mins

14 Mar 2013

Rank #3

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Big Trees

Yosemite National Park: Most of Yosemite National Park is covered with vast conifer forests, and with abundant precipitation and warm temperatures, the park's mountains are home to some of the largest trees in the world.

8mins

14 Mar 2013

Rank #4

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Yosemite Falls

Yosemite National Park: Yosemite Falls is the tallest waterfall in North America, and is a powerful presence in Yosemite Valley. From winter ice to spring flood to autumn dryness, this magnificent waterfall is a dynamic force of nature.

10mins

14 Mar 2013

Rank #5

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Wilderness

Yosemite National Park: Have you ever experienced, “The Wild?” What exactly is wilderness and what benefit do wild environments have for mankind? This video offers interesting perspectives on how spending time outdoors, particularly at Yosemite, positively affects people.

9mins

14 Mar 2013

Rank #6

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Frazil Ice

Yosemite National Park: Summer visitors to Yosemite National Park miss many of the unique events of winter and early spring. Frazil ice flows are dramatic natural events that occur in the waterfalls of Yosemite Valley during March and April.

7mins

14 Mar 2013

Rank #7

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Tuolumne River

Yosemite National Park: Explore the Tuolumne River from its glacial headwaters at 13,000 feet down through Tuolumne Meadows and into the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne. Scientists and rangers describe the power this river has on the landscape and on the people who visit it.

8mins

14 Mar 2013

Rank #8

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Wildflowers

Yosemite National Park: From foothill elevations to high mountain peaks, hundreds of flower species are found throughout Yosemite National Park. Rangers and scientists discuss the rich botanical history and some of the rare plants found here.

9mins

14 Mar 2013

Rank #9

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Moonbows

Yosemite National Park: From the Milky Way to the moon, the beauty of Yosemite is on display 24 hours per day. During the full moon of the spring and early summer, lunar rainbows, also known as moonbows, can be seen on many park waterfalls.

6mins

14 Mar 2013

Rank #10