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El Capitan seen form the Tunnel View in Yosemite

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The El Capitan was named in 1851 during the Mariposa Battalion valley exploration translating its original, native American name, “To-to-kon oo-lah” meaning “the chief”. This massive rock formation towering above the valley floor more than 3,000 feet and reaching an elevation of 7,573 feet is one of the most iconic granite monoliths in Yosemite. The photo was taken from the Tunnel View, which provides one of the most famous views of Yosemite Valley, including El Capitan.

Canon EOS 6D
EF70-200mm f/4L USM
f/14.0 0.05 sec
100 70 mm

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