Watch Nature Retake Yosemite National Park Without Crowds

With national parks in shutdown mode, employees are capturing the stillness — and movements — in places like Yosemite National Park.

If you’re jonesing for a bit of nature, the folks at Yosemite have offered up an olive branch. This short video shows a myriad of Yosemite views and wildlife amidst the quiet of the COVID-19 shutdown.

Enjoy 2 minutes of scenery, wildlife, and park magic.

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Nicole Qualtieri

Based in Montana, Nicole Qualtieri is GearJunkie's Hunt + Fish Editor. She also serves as a Board Director for Orion the Hunters Insititute, a non-profit promoting fair chase and hunting ethics nationwide. A DIY hunter, she comes from a non-traditional hunting background and began hunting and fishing in her 30s. She's been a voice for hunting, fishing, and conservation since 2014, when she got started working on the television show MeatEater. She's an avid horsewoman, bird dog aficionado, snowboarder, hiker/backpacker, food nerd, and all-around outdoorswoman. Find her online at @nkqualtieri.