Yosemite Panorama Largest Ever

New York-based photographer releases 17-gigapixel image made from over 2,000 photos

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When New York photographer Gerard Maynard set out to create the largest panoramic photo, he chose a grand subject—the Glacier Point view in Yosemite National Park. Stitched together from over 2,000 individual photos, the 17-gigapixel image could be the largest ultra-high-resolution composite photo ever created.

To get a sense of the humongous scale of the picture, visitors to Maynard’s site can click on select points in the 96.5-gigabyte image, zooming in on cool details like multi-colored climbers moving up pitches on El Cap, hikers reaching the top of Half Dome, and unaware tourists caught taking photos of their family.

We’re thankful Maynard included clickable points of interest; otherwise, searching for those cool details would be like working on the hardest “Where’s Waldo” ever.

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—Ted Alvarez

Yosemite 17 Gigapixels (Gerard Maynard)


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