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This jaw-dropping photo, taken in 1946, is called & # 39; Lake Tenaya, Mount Conness & # 39. The peak of the Sierra Nevada peak is 12,590 feet above sea level. Ansel Adams Photo

Rare vintage photos taken by legendary photographer Ansel Adams show the stunning majesty of Yosemite National Park.

  • Stunning photos taken between the 1920s and 1960s appear in Ansel Adams' new book Yosemite
  • The stunning images were arranged in a sequence selected by Adams before his death in 1984.
  • Scenes include Tenaya Lake, the cathedral's powerful rocks and the incredible Half Dome rock formation.

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Yosemite is one of America's most beloved national parks – and Ansel Adams is one of America's most famous photographers.

So the recently released book Ansel Adams' Yosemite: The Special Edition Prints It really is something to value.

This beautifully crafted tome contains rare images taken by the acclaimed photographer in the national park between the 1920s and 1960s. The jaw-dropping photos were arranged in a sequence selected by Adams before his death in 1984 and were never published in book form. .

These include photos of the incredible Tenaya Lake, the mighty Cathedral Rocks, the beautiful Yosemite Falls and the incredible Half Dome rock formation.

Pete Souza, President Obama's official White House photographer, wrote the foreword to the tome. He said: 'Ansel's images are always embedded in my mind, a constant and subconscious inspiration in the composition of who I am as a photographer and how I do what I do. Today, in the online world of most colors in photography, your images stand out more than ever.

Scroll down to be transported back in time – and into one of America's most breathtaking landscapes …

This jaw-dropping photo, taken in 1946, is called & # 39; Lake Tenaya, Mount Conness & # 39. The peak of the Sierra Nevada peak is 12,590 feet above sea level. Ansel Adams Photo

Bridalveil Fall, 1927. Photograph by Ansel Adams El Capitan, Sunrise, 1956. Photograph by Ansel Adams

The image on the left is titled 'Bridalveil Fall, 1927'. Bridalveil Fall is one of the most dramatic waterfalls in the Yosemite Valley, with water falling from a height of 617 feet. The image on the right is called El Capitan, Sunrise, 1956. This incredible rock formation is 3,000 feet high. Ansel Adams Pictures

This photo is called "Merced River, Cathedral Rocks Cliffs, Fall 1939" and was captured on a cold morning on the west side of El Capitan Bridge. Ansel Adams Photo

This photo is called "Merced River, Cathedral Rocks Cliffs, Fall 1939" and was captured on a cold morning on the west side of El Capitan Bridge. Ansel Adams Photo

This striking image is called Cathedral Rocks, c. 1949 & # 39 ;. The rocks rise over the south side of the Yosemite Valley. Ansel Adams Photo

This striking image is called Cathedral Rocks, c. 1949 & # 39 ;. The rocks rise over the south side of the Yosemite Valley. Ansel Adams Photo

This image is called 'Half Dome, Merced River, Winter, 1938'. The 4,737-foot Half Dome granite rock formation is one of the unique geological features of Yosemite National Park. Ansel Adams Photo

This image is called 'Half Dome, Merced River, Winter, 1938'. The 4,737-foot Half Dome granite rock formation is one of the unique geological features of Yosemite National Park. Ansel Adams Photo

Moon and Half Dome, 1960. Photograph by Ansel Adams El Capitan, Cliffs and Tree, Winter, c. 1940. Photograph by Ansel Adams

The image on the left is called 'Moon and Half Dome, 1960'. The image on the right is titled El Capitan, Cliffs and Tree, Winter, c. 1940's. Ansel Adams Pictures

This fascinating image is called "Forest Floor, 1950". Ansel Adams Photo

This fascinating image is called "Forest Floor, 1950". Ansel Adams Photo

& # 39; Early Morning, Merced River, 1950 & # 39; This is the title of this beautiful photo. Ansel Adams Photo

& # 39; Early Morning, Merced River, 1950 & # 39; This is the title of this beautiful photo. Ansel Adams Photo

This image is called & # 39; Sequoia Roots, c. 1950's. Giant redwoods are the most massive trees on earth and grow in three woods in Yosemite National Park - Mariposa, Tuolumne and Merced. Ansel Adams Photo

This image is called & # 39; Sequoia Roots, c. 1950's. Giant redwoods are the most massive trees on earth and grow in three woods in Yosemite National Park – Mariposa, Tuolumne and Merced. Ansel Adams Photo

& # 39; Trees, Illilouette Ridge, 1945 & # 39; This is the title of this interesting photo. Ansel Adams Photo

& # 39; Trees, Illilouette Ridge, 1945 & # 39; This is the title of this interesting photo. Ansel Adams Photo

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