Sometimes, you just need a different perspective. Yosemite National Park, of course, is an excellent place to find one. Perched high above the valley, a lone hiker looks out from Taft Point. Far below is the hulking face of El Capitan, the iconic cliff that serves as a destination to rock climbers.
That's not to say all is lost: Appreciation is the first step towards conservation and many, many, people have discovered the beauty of the United States National Park System.