February 3, 2012


Yosemite National Park, in Northern California, is one of nature’s most spectacular sights. John Muir, the great American environmentalist, explorer and "father of our national parks," wrote of Yosemite:

"It is by far the grandest of all the special temples of Nature I was ever permitted to enter."


Yosemite has been officially declared a World Heritage Site, because of its gorgeous granite cliffs, wild rivers, waterfalls, and giant sequoia groves.

  Yosemite’s sprawling wilderness covers nearly 1,200 square miles - that’s five times bigger than the city of Chicago! The park is a very diverse habitat, providing homes for many plants, insects, birds and other wild animals, including bobcats and gray foxes.

Yosemite National Park is a place that everyone should have the opportunity to see…..but not everyone can travel to Northern California. That is why I was so excited to discover this magnificent, 4-minute-long, high definition video of Yosemite National Park, by filmmakers Sheldon Neill and Colin Delehanty. They used time lapse photography - which means that you film the same scene over a period of time. When it is all strung together into a film, it seems to ‘speed up’ time.

So, this is our "Cool Video of the Week." Enjoy your visit to Yosemite!



Bobcat Photo: U.S. Park Service 


Posted by: Seymour Simon

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