Yosemite Valley may be one of the most photographed places in the States, even the world, but sometimes a single photograph can stand out among all the rest and really leave the viewer in awe. That’s what happened with this shot of the valley at Tunnel View, taken by photographer Orrin Hancock, who waited three hours on a cold January morning to capture the perfect scene:
The night before this picture was taken, Hancock arrived at the Camp 4 parking lot of Yosemite Valley in California’s Sierra Nevada, where he waited out a storm. He got to this spot at about 6:30 a.m. in hopes of catching the sunrise, but the storm continued to blow. Finally, after three hours of waiting, the sky began to clear and he was able to capture this beautiful shot.