Lyell Canyon and Mount Lyell

November 14, 2013


Photographer: Mike Zawaski; Mike's Web site
Summary Authors: Mike Zawaski; Jim Foster

The photo above shows an area of fog in Lyell Canyon, Yosemite National Park, California. Mount Lyell (13,120 ft or 4,000 m), illuminated in the early morning, is in the background. After thundershowers the previous night, air in the canyon cooled as the sky cleared. Once the temperature dropped to the original dew point, fog quickly formed. Lyell Glacier, the largest glacier in Yosemite, is seen below Mount Lyell's summit and also in the meadow pond at bottom. Photo taken on July 19, 2013.

Photo details: Olympus E-PL1 camera; f/9 aperture: f/9; 1/250 sec. exposure, ISO 400; 26 mm focal length.