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Yosemite National Park. Daybreak reveals a departing overnight storm that brought snow to the higher elevations of the park. El Capitan is on the left, the valley floor with Half Dome above it in the center, and Bridalveil Falls on the right.

This was part of Winter Storm Titan that came ashore in California before moving on to later dump heavy snow on parts of the Eastern U.S.

From a recent trip to Patagonia in South America.

A Guanaco stands on a high ridge in Argentinian Patagonia with Cerro San Lorenzo — 3,706 m (12,159 ft) — in the background.

Guanacos are wild and native South American camelids that roam freely over the pampas of Patagonia. Guanacos are the parent species of the domesticated Llamas. They weigh about 90 kg (200 lbs) and are about 1.2 m (4 ft) at the shoulder. Guanacos often stand on ridges to watch out for their natural predator, Pumas.

Cerro San Lorenzo in The Andes is Patagonia’s 2nd highest peak and sits on the border between Argentina and Chile.