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Geology of National Parks, 3D and Photographic Tours

Yosemite National Park

A photo tour featuring park geology

Start a 3D image tour by clicking here.  See tour in standard photo images  See images in a thumbnail image gallery  Return to the Geology of National Parks main page 

Historic Stereographs of C. E. Watkins (Carleton Emmons Watkins), 1829-1916.

Click here to start a tour of the Yosemite National Park from stereo photography taken by Carleton E. Watkins beginning in the 1860s. Click here to see a thumbnail gallery.


General geologic map of Yosemity National Park
Click on the map or click on "next image" to see a series of park image

  Geologic map legend


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Most of the pictures on this website were taken in the vicinity of Yosemite Valley. For a map of the features and trails in the park, click here.

Learn more about Yosemite National Park at its National Park Service website.

All the original Carleton E. Watkins photography is available in various scanned image formats on the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog.

Learn more about the photography from the NPS website: Yosemite History: Carleton E. Watkins, photographer.

Huber,N. K., Bateman, P. C., and Wahrhaftig, C., 2003, Geologic Map of Yosemite National Park and Vicinity, California: a digital database: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series I-1874.

Huber, 1987, The Geologic Story of Yosemite Valley: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1595, 64 p.
or see The Geologic Story of Yosemite Valley.

Calkins, F. C., 1985, Bedrock geologic map of Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Map (map and 7 page pamphlet).

3D glasses 

This website contains images produced from stereo photo pairs that were manipulated into anaglyphs (3-D images). You will need red-and-cyan stereo viewing glasses to get the 3-D visual effects.


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