OK.

So you’ve got your bad-ass 24 megapixel DSLR and you think you’re pretty cool. The pictures you take are amazing, have incredible detail, and can be blown up to enormous sizes … but are they measured in GIGAPIXELS?

Artist Gerard Maynard spent some time in Yosemite this summer, painstakingly stitching together ultra high-res photos from several iconic viewpoints in the National Park — and the results are breathtaking.

From Glacier Point, you can make out tourists snapping photos at Vernal Falls, celebrating hikers on top of Half Dome, and some people riding a motorcycle near the Village. And there are also great shots of Yosemite Falls, El Capitan, and Taft and Washburn Points.

So update your Microsoft Silverlight (you know you haven’t used it since the Olympics), click on the HD view, and prepare to pick your jaw up off the floor.

via Backpacker.

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