Second place in the 2019 Great Outdoors Photo Contest goes to Douglas Croft for the image, “River Bend.”
“I’ve been to Yosemite Valley so many times and I’ve never seen it as beautiful as it was on this day,” recalls Croft. “An overnight storm had left a couple of inches of new snow and it was bitter cold, so snow and frost clung to the trees throughout the day. This scene, with the icy Merced quietly meandering beneath the granite cliffs, stopped me in my tracks.”
Nikon D7000, AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR. Exposure: 1/200 sec., ƒ/8, ISO 200.