Designated a world heritage site in 1984 , Yosemite National park see over 3.7 million vistors every year . Spanning eastern portions of Tuolumne , Mariposa and Madera counties in east central California , United States. The park covers an area of 761,268 acres . It best known for its waterfalls and giant granite cliff faces , but also within , you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more . The Yosemite National park would be one of the favorite national parks for landscape photographers to travel to and it was easy to see why during my visit . I only stayed 5 short days and didnt get stunning light and some of the roads were still closed but I was amazed to say the least .