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Yosemite National Park – Hetch Hetchy Valley – California (2018)

Images of the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park – Northern California, taken in July 2018.

In the northwest corner of Yosemite National Park lies the Hetch Hetchy Valley; a valley once referred to by famed naturalist John Muir as “a wonderfully exact counterpart of the great Yosemite”. Today that valley contains a reservoir that has swallowed up that valley and we will never get that back but what stands above the water is a magnificent landscape of thousand-foot granite domes and cliffs that challenge the mind to imagine what this valley looked like before it was forever dammed.
Looking across the Hetch Hetchy Valley Reservoir at Wapama Falls and Hetch Hetchy Dome in Yosemite National Park
Looking across the Hetch Hetchy Valley Reservoir at Wapama Falls and Hetch Hetchy Dome in Yosemite National Park
The O’Shaughnessy Dam and the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park
The O’Shaughnessy Dam and the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park
A Western gray squirrel works on a pine cone in the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park
A Western gray squirrel works on a pine cone in the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park
The top of the O’Shaughnessy Dam in the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park
The top of the O’Shaughnessy Dam in the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park
Wapama Falls, Hetch Hetchy Dome and Kolana Rock in the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park
Wapama Falls, Hetch Hetchy Dome and Kolana Rock in the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park
Wapama Falls flows into the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park
Wapama Falls flows into the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park
Trees are backlit by the late afternoon sun in the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park
Trees are backlit by the late afternoon sun in the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park
A California ground squirrel in the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park
A California ground squirrel in the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park
A tunnel built for the O’Shaughnessy Dam project in the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park
A tunnel built for the O’Shaughnessy Dam project in the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park
Water from the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir flows from the base of the O’Shaughnessy Dam in Yosemite National Park
Water from the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir flows from the base of the O’Shaughnessy Dam in Yosemite National Park