Webcam View fromTurtleback Dome in Yosemite
February 17, 2007
The photo above, captured by the Turtleback Dome webcam, shows the famous granite monoliths that make up the glacially carved Yosemite Valley (California). On the left is El Capitan, at center is the famous Half Dome and below is the valley through which flows the Merced River. Yosemite is essentially a batholith or a very large mass of exposed granite (greater than 100 square kilometers or 40 square miles) that formed when magma solidified at depth. This photo is from October 6, 2006. Click on link below to see live views of Yosemite.