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.