Friday mystery wild photo

Waterfall in Yosemite National Park

flickr, Dave Toussaint

Can you guess where this mystery wild photo was taken?

The correct answer is Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park, Calif.

It's no wonder that Ansel Adams so often photographed this iconic Californian land. Yosemite boasts gorgeous meadows, towering sequoias and rock formations like quintessential half dome.

But what better symbol for Yosemite National Park than a waterfall? After all, this park has more than its fair share.

Waterfalls are also the reason why visitors to Yosemite often see rainbows, or something even more rare at night - moonbows.

Watch the video below to learn more about the beauty of waterfalls at Yosemite:

Yosemite is one of America's most popular national parks, so practicing "leave no trace" is especially important here. A study published last month in "Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment" showed that bear diets have improved here in the past couple decades - evidence that the efforts of wilderness lovers are paying off.

Yet despite it's legendary landscapes, Yosemite has its challenges. Earlier this week, a major rockfall closed off a trail, but that is the least of the park's woes. In recent years, Yosemite has been plagued by wildfires, attempts at logging and budget cuts

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