O'Reilly logo

Photographing Yosemite: Digital Field Guide by Lewis Kemper

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

13.1. Why It's Worth a Photograph

The Mariposa Grove of the Giant Sequoias is the largest Giant Sequoia grove in Yosemite. There are about 500 mature sequoia trees in the grove. Sequoia trees are some of the oldest living things on Earth. Although giant sequoias do not get as tall as their relatives, the Coast Redwoods, they are more massive.

The grove is actually divided into two groves — the upper grove and the lower grove. Some of the most famous Giant Sequoia trees in Yosemite National Park are found in the lower grove. Here, you find The Grizzly Giant, one of the oldest and most massive sequoia trees in the grove. Also located here are The Bachelor and Three Graces, The California Tunnel Tree, and the Fallen Monarch.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required