Lake Tahoe Bonsai Rock at Sunset

The Bonsai Rock in Lake Tahoe is located exactly one mile south of Sand Harbor Beach. This place is incredible, it’s a bit of a steep climb down and up but nothing a decent pair of sneakers can’t handle. It’s about a 5 minute hike if you walk slow. This is one of the most photographed places in Lake Tahoe and when you get there you will see why. (see map below)

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It’s a good idea to get here about 45 minutes before the sun sets so you can scope out a good spot to shoot from and also get some good day shots, or simply to enjoy its beauty. If you have more time I suggest you go check out Sand Harbor Beach, but you might get stuck there, it’s that good :)

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This is my favorite photo I of the Bonsai Rock. When I shot it I had the biggest grin on my face, not only because I knew I was getting a great shot, but simply because I couldn’t believe what was happening in front of my eyes.

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When you get there you are guaranteed to run into other photographers, usually there will be one or 2 setting up or simply enjoying the scenery.

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I always find it a bit crazy when photographers leave after the sun sets. Make sure you stay for the blue hour and get some night shots, I mean this are some of the best photos you can possibly get, so be sure and stay a while.

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