There are few sights more emblematic of the National Parks and the American wilderness in general than the view from the Glacier Point Overlook in Yosemite National Park. From the edge of the cliff, you can see almost 180 degrees of the Yosemite Valley, from Yosemite Falls to the west, over to Half Dome and Nevada Falls to the East, the expanse of the upper end of the Main Valley stretches out in front of you, and it’s hard not to be in awe of the view.
This photo was from my first trip to Yosemite in 2012, and is also my first attempt at a panoramic photo. There are few places I’ve been that necessitate the format more than Glacier Point, and to this day, this is one of my favorite examples of a panorama.
There are so many amazing sights in Yosemite, but few match the splendor, or expansiveness, of Glacier Point, which makes it one of my must-see stops any time I’m in the park.