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The 11 most Instagrammable spots in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is a photographer’s paradise, with its towering granite cliffs, majestic waterfalls, and lush meadows. With so many stunning views to choose from, it can be tough to decide where to start.

Here is a list of the most Instagrammable spots in Yosemite to help you capture the best shots of your trip.

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Tunnel View

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This iconic viewpoint offers panoramic views of Yosemite Valley, including Half Dome, El Capitan, and Bridalveil Fall. It’s the perfect place to start your Yosemite photography adventure.

Eagle Peak

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Eagle Peak is a popular hiking destination in Yosemite National Park, offering stunning views of Yosemite Valley, El Capitan, and Yosemite Falls. It is the highest of the Three Brothers, a rock formation that rises above the valley floor.

El Capitan

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El Capitan is one of the most iconic rock formations in the world, and it’s no surprise that it’s also one of the most Instagrammable spots in Yosemite National Park. With its towering granite walls and sheer cliffs, El Capitan is a photographer’s dream.

Yosemite Valley Reflection

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This meadow is a great place to photograph Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, and the Merced River. It’s also a popular spot for picnics and wildlife watching.

Half Dome

Half Dome is one of the most iconic features in the world. Its steep granite face is gazed at my millions each year. There are so many Instagrammable spots in Yosemite to shoot half done. But this one, taken with my 600mm lens, makes it look gigantic.

Yosemite Falls Reflection

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The tallest waterfall in North America is a must-see for any Yosemite visitor. You can take photos of Yosemite Falls from the base or from one of the many viewpoints along the trail.

Taft Point

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One of the coolest spots to watch the sunset. If you can get someone out on the ledge, like in the above, you’ll be able to see the incredible scale. In my view, this is one of the best Instagrammable spots in Yosemite National Park.

Glacier Point

One of my favorite places to enjoy the views. You can either drive it or hike from the Valley floor up the 4-mile trail. You have killer view of Half Dome and the Valley floor.

Yosemite Falls Walking Shot

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It’s one of the classic Instagrammable spots in Yosemite. You want to shoot vertically, to get both of the falls. Aim for the early morning as this place gets crowded!

Vernal Falls

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The first of two waterfalls on the Mist Trail, a popular hiking trail in Yosemite Valley. You can take stunning photos of Vernal Fall and Nevada Fall from the bridges that cross the river.

Three Brothers Reflection

The Three Brothers is an iconic shot in Yosemite, though you need calm waters in order to photograph the reflection. This usually happens in the fall and winter when there’s less snowmelt, and the river is mellow. So plan that fall trip to land a photo at one of the best Instagrammable spots in Yosemite.

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