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Check Out Photos Of This Year’s Awesome Yosemite Firefall

Check Out Photos Of This Year’s Awesome Yosemite Firefall

Once every year, an incredible natural phenomenon occurs in the United States’ Yosemite National Park that has travellers and tourists flocking there in droves. Visible only over a small ten day window in February, and only if the conditions are right, the water in Horsetail Falls turns a bright yellow and orange colour.

The occurance is known as the ‘firefall’, as it looks exactly like a gushing waterfall of lava. Of course, it’s not actually lava (though, cool). It’s just a combination of water, snow, the setting sun and some really fortuitous timing. The waterfall runs through winter and in early spring and when the light from the sunset catches the water and sheer edge of the cliff, it lights up. So it’s pretty impressive if you get a chance to catch it in real life.

Check out the pictures from the lucky photographers who got to capture this years firefall below. Cool, huh?

I got to witness this fiery phenomenon for the second year in a row yesterday. Shooting with my Marin County brethren @nicholassteinbergphotography, nice running into @jfernss and almost running into @2ndfloorguy . . —————————————————– I teach private instructional workshops in the SF Bay Area and beyond. To schedule a class, or for licensing/print inquiries please contact me at the email below or visit my website for more information (link in bio). —————————————————– 📧 DubSonata [at] gmail [dot] com —————————————————– Shot using: Canon 5D Mark IV & 70-200 f/2.8 II Sirui W-2204 tripod Really Right Stuff BH-40 ball head & L bracket —————————————————- . . . #beautifuldestinations #BDTeam #streetdreamsmag #chasingemotions #heatercentral #watchthisinstagood #traveldeeper #exploremore #theglobewanderer #main_vision #nature_sultans #magicpict #ig_color #earthpix #illgrammers #visualsgang #visualsoflife #way2ill #exklusive_shot #ig_sharepoint #majestic_earth_ #master_pics #jaw_dropping_shots #worldplaces #shotzdelight #theweekoninstagram #nbcbayarea #tlpicks #sfgate

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