Video Shows Yosemite National Park Full of Animals in the Absence of Humans

We all like nature especially during spring and summer and because of that we visit the national parks where we camp and go trekking. The wildlife amazes us with their unexpected appearance and that makes the visits even more enjoyable. But, although we do all this in order to relax, it seems that the animals do not appreciate our presence in their natural habitat.

Due to the novel coronavirus and the imposed movement restrictions in order for the spreading of the virus to be minimal we are more secluded in our homes. The national parks are empty and the animals are enjoying their full freedom not being disturbed with our excessive noise.

The video of Yosemite National Park showed how the native residents such as the coyotes and deer enjoy their solitude of humans. They are wandering freely around the whole area of the park, which is now deserted by visitors.

Stillness in Yosemite Valley

While so much has changed for humans in recent weeks, it's reassuring to see that nature carries on as it always has. Spring seems to be slowly creeping into the valley, the sun finally emerging after a week or two of rain and snow. Waterfalls are gradually picking up momentum, and wildlife is becoming more active, perhaps enjoying having the park mostly to themselves. Relax with us for a moment as we share a peek into Yosemite Valley during the current park closure.

Posted by Yosemite National Park on Wednesday, April 1, 2020

 

The Yosemite National Park shared this video and posted it on Facebook. In April 3, the video having the title “Stillness in Yosemite Valley” was released on social media with the following caption:

“While so much has changed for humans in recent weeks, it’s reassuring to see that nature carries on as it always has.

 Spring seems to be slowly creeping into the valley, the sun finally emerging after a week or two of rain and snow. Waterfalls are gradually picking up momentum, and wildlife is becoming more active, perhaps enjoying having the park mostly to themselves. Relax with us for a moment as we share a peek into Yosemite Valley during the current park closure.”

The park was closed on March 20, after the initiated recommendations of the local health department so that COVID-19 is prevented from spreading. As a result of that, the 7.5-mile-long valley is no longer open for use by visitors, and there are only the animals, 100 to 200 park service employees and concessionaire workers.

The video vividly shows how we influence the natural habitat of the wildlife and nature in general. It seems that with our presence we can cause so much damage to nature and the animal world. So, this crisis should be our wake-up call making us more dedicated to ensure resources for environmental preservation and conservation efforts.

Sources:

matadornetwork.com

edition.cnn.com

thrillist.com