You Gotta See The Firefall Phenomenon

One of Yosemite National Park’s most famous attractions is the Horsetail Fall, a seasonal waterfall that flows in the winter and early spring. And the most anticipated event in the park is a natural phenomenon called Firefall, which makes the waterfall look like a lava flowing over a cliff at the park.

This magic trick by Mother Nature happens when light from the setting sun hits the Horsetail fall at the perfect angle. This spectacular sight can only be seen for a few days each year in February. It’s best photographed from a small clearing on the north road leading out of Yosemite Valley east of El Capitan.

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Have you ever seen the Yosemite fire fall in person?⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Finally, after years of wanting to see this and get this shot… it happened last night! This phenomenon (fire fall) in Yosemite doesn't always happen every year, and when it does there's about a 2 week window in February that often gets cut short due to winter weather conditions. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ I would have loved to have been alive during the time period of the original fire fall in Yosemite where embers were kicked over the side of a granite cliff down towards the valley – creating a literal flow of fire (this hasn't happened in decades). What you're seeing here is the sun lining up at just the right angle with Horsetail Falls to create this really awesome scene called the fire fall. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Capture Info:⁣⁣⁣ Sony a7RIII + Sony 100-400 GM + 1.4 TC⁣⁣⁣ f/11, 1/40, 384mm, ISO 100⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Tags:⁣⁣ #yosemite #nationalparkgeek #cc5k #waterfalls #firefall #exceptional_pictures #westcoast_exposures #amazing_landscapes #amazing_shots #agameoftones #fatalframes #mylpguide #bealpha #natgeoyourshot #sonyalpha #igtoday #ourplanetdaily #travel #beautifuldestinations #artofvisuals #landscapephotomag #moodygrams #landscape_nightscape #longexpoelite #globalcapture #landscapestyle #landscapeshots #longexposure_shots #beautifullandscapes ⁣⁣#yosemitenationalpark⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣

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