Interactive: Four seasons in Yosemite

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Autumn, winter, spring or summer, Yosemite is magical. Giant granite spires and waterfalls, blue skies and clear air -- it’s practically in Southern California’s own backyard. The Times’ Mark Boster spent a year photographing this most majestic of national parks, visiting favorite spots, studying the nature around him and watching the seasons unfold with their own special beauty.

More on Yosemite National Park:

Yosemite: My special place, a photographer’s journal

Yosemite National Park, in winter’s grip


Witness to rebirth in Yosemite during spring

Finding solitude in Yosemite during summer

What to bring on a trip to Yosemite

Tips for photographing Yosemite

Yosemite: How to get there and where to stay