Sunrise at Great Valley Grasslands

Sunrise at Great Valley Grasslands
Sunrise at Great Valley Grasslands

I’ve been wanting to take a drive to the Great Valley Grasslands State Park, San Luis NWR and the Merced NWR…so I got up at 4am this morning to see the sunrise. I knew that the Great Valley Grasslands SP would have some water, because of the San Joaquin River, so that’s where I started.

I found a different location from my first trip last fall. This isn’t right at sunrise, but it is my favorite. It was taken 30 minutes after sunrise.

I have a few more images and I’ll post more in the next few days. Enjoy!

Mike Matenkosky

Mike is a Central Valley California landscape and nature photographer whose subjects include scenes from Merced County, Yosemite, SeKi, and the eastern Sierra. He is currently living in Atwater, CA.

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4 Comments


  1. Nary a soul in sight, but listen to the birds as they greet a new day!! Beautiful, Mike 🙂

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    1. Thanks Patti!

      Actually this time I had several fishermen, including two motorboats zipping by 15 minutes after this was taken. 🙁

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  2. What a beautiful photo!

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