Photo Of The Day: Stunning View Of Yosemite Valley

I may be in New York City today, but I’ve got the great outdoors on my mind. In my head I can almost see the towering mountains, smell the crisp scent of pine in the air and hear the faint whistle of birds off in the distance. So when I saw Flickr user oilfighter’s photo of clouds breaking over Yosemite National Park, I knew I had to pick it. This magnificent capture of one of the world’s most famous valleys makes me feel like I was there, nostrils full of fresh air, staring out at this impressive view.

Taken any great photos of our National Parks? Or perhaps just the park around the corner from your house? Why not add them to our Gadling group on Flickr? We might just pick one of yours as our Photo of the Day.

Photo of the Day (5.22.09)

Is there a more beautiful place in the United States than Yosemite National Park? I mean, who can blame the Saved by the Bell gang for choosing the California park as their senior trip destination? (If only Mr. Belding’s brother hadn’t bailed on them at the last minute… Damn you, Rod Belding!)
Anyway, Flickr user webmink took this photo (click to enlarge) of the park’s most well-known attraction, Yosemite Falls, which is North America’s highest waterfall at 2,420 ft. I dare say even Slater wouldn’t survive a fall down this monster.
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