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May 2, 2014

#Lumiaexplorers: Scouting The Rugged West

Yosemite National Park’s cascading waterfalls, giant sequoia groves, dramatic granite cliffs and 800 miles of hiking trails have drawn adventurers since the mid-19th century.

Last week, we invited a handpicked group of social-savvy folks to experience what famed naturalist John Muir called, “by far the grandest of all the special temples of Nature I was ever permitted to enter.”

Equipped with Lumia 1020, Lumia 1520 and Lumia Icon smartphones and a slew of photo tips from expert photographer Colby Brown, our #LumiaExplorers traversed the 1,169-square mile California wilderness, a place so breath-taking that it’s an official UNESCO World Heritage Site.




Blending great camerawork with the Lumia’s imaging apps made for some stunning shots.


Blazing sunsets, local flora and fauna, and soaring vistas over the Sierra Nevada mountain range were just a few of the highlights. For television producer and photo buff April Simpson, exploring Yosemite was “one of those trips you dream about.”

Check out her video featuring the Lumia Icon.

With her trusty Lumia Icon, she was able to capture memorable (and nail-biting) moments, such as this at Glacier Point.


Yosemite, said Beauty blogger Patrice Yursik, was like “summer camp for adults in Eden.”




Here are more photos taken by #LumiaExplorers of their four-day adventure to the majestic West. Have you been to Yosemite or other World Heritage Sites? Have you taken some stunning pic on your Lumia? Please share your experiences!