Yosemite Photography: "Moonbow" 1

May 14, 2014

This program is so popular, we are offering it twice this year! Have you seen one of Yosemite’s famous moonbows? A moonbow is a lunar rainbow produced by the combination of spring waterfall runoff and bright moonlight. Visible only at certain times and places, Yosemite’s moonbows have been discovered by select photographers and naturalists in recent years. Experienced photographer John Senser will help you capture that perfect image of the elusive moonbow by sharing insider information about key locations and techniques. Come prepared for an adventurous pursuit in the dark. This excursion meets in Yosemite Village at 7:30 pm and ends near midnight.

Experience package includes camping May 13–15 at Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley plus entry into Yosemite. Upgrade your package to stay at Curry Village May 13–15. Information about upgrading your package will be available once you have registered. Click here to see a suggested packing list for this program.

Take a quick glimpse of this extraordinary phenomenon by viewing Yosemite Nature Notes: Moonbows.

Hiking: Easy, mostly on level trails, but in the dark
Elevation: 4,000'
Experience package: $129
Leader: John Senser

John Senser

John Senser is a landscape and wildlife photographer who has also lived and worked in Yosemite and Sequoia-Kings Canyon as a naturalist and archeologist. His photography has appeared in books and magazines like Arizona Highways, Sierra Club calendars, and National Geographic special publications. For more than 25 years, he has conducted workshops for UC Santa Cruz Extension and Columbia College, and owns the Golden Oaks Studio located just north of Yosemite.