Tetons and the Snake River, Original Photograph by Ansel Adams

Tetons and the Snake River

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Learn more about Tetons and the Snake River. This photograph was for The Mural Project and shows the grandeur of National Parks in an exceptional light.

Story Behind the Image: Merced River, Happy Isles, Yosemite Valley, California by John Sexton

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Celebrate 50 years of Photography and learn the history behind John Sexton's photograph, Merced River, Happy Isles, Yosemite Valley.
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Mount Williamson, Sierra Nevada from Manzanar

Learn more about Mt. Williamson, Sierra Nevada from Manzanar. This photograph shows the "fantastic granite range" in a decidedly new light.

A Decisive Moment: Georgia O’Keefe and Orville Cox

Learn more about Ansel’s portrait of O’Keeffe and Cox. The photograph was made at the rim of Canyon de Chelly.

Sensuous and Surreal: Group f/64 and scenes of Sand Dunes

Read the story about group f/64 and view some of the rarest known images of sand dunes by Ansel Adams.
Atmospheric Reflections

Atmospheric Reflections: Original Photographs

Ansel Adams' status as one of our greatest atmospheric photographers remains unchallenged, even in this era of high-definition and brilliant-color photography.

The Story of Moon and Half Dome

Read the iconic story of Moon and Half Dome by Ansel Adams.
Maroon Bells by Ansel Adams

Maroon Bells

Ansel Adams made this photograph of Maroon Bells in 1951, while traveling to one of the first meetings of the Aspen Institute, a gathering of intellectuals and artists set amidst Colorado’s natural beauty.

Half Dome View from Glacier Point Yosemite Image By Ansel Adams

The view from nearby Glacier Point—the view that Ansel Adams captured in his iconic 1947 image Half Dome from Glacier Point—that makes it clear where Half Dome got its name.

Reflection, Merced River

Ansel Adams made this photograph of Merced River as seen from the Gates of the Valley, near the western end of Yosemite National Park.