Filmed in 2011 during a snowstorm, Winter in Yosemite is a vibrant timelapse that showcases the majesty of Yosemite National Park. The filmmaker, Henry Jun Wah Lee, is an internationally renowned photographer and a practicing physician of traditional Chinese medicine, whose work has been featured in The Atlantic.
In his National Geographic documentary, Dean Potter is a highline walker known as "The Man Who Can Fly". Dean describes himself and fellow highliners as "flying humans [who] want to learn to fly even better". Potter also holds the record for the longest wing-suit flight, and is an experienced base jumper, which means he climbs up steep mountainsides, and then jumps off them to see how long he can stay in the air. Dean says that now, he's more comfortable in the air than he is holding onto the rock. In this beautiful segment of his documentary, Potter walks a highline as the moon rises over Cathedral Peak in Yosemite National Park in California.
filmed by Michael Shaefer
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Yosemite HD is a collaborative project between photographers Sheldon Neill and Colin Delehanty, showcasing the ultimate in timelapse photography. Using the Canon 5D Mark II, Yosemite National Park is captured in breathtaking detail. The team is currently working on a sequel to Yosemite HD.