‘Firefall’ mesmerizing at Yosemite

If you are wanting to capture the red and orange glow, the website suggests that the most frequent shot view is at the El Capitan picnic area of the park, in central California near the border with Nevada.

“When the fall started glowing, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” stated photographer Sangeeta Dey on Facebook. “For 10 minutes, all of us sat there mesmerized by this spectacle.”

This effect varies from year to year and relies on how much water is flowing in Horsetail Fall.

#horsetailfalls #firefall #yosemite #earthporn #elcapitan The #HorsetailFall phenomenon appears when the angle of the setting sun sets the waterfall ablaze with reds and oranges, like a fire was falling down the cliffs on the shoulder of #ElCapitan .The phenomenon is typically the most stunning during middle to late February.

A photo posted by Shashank (@shank0205) on Feb 13, 2016 at 6:46pm PST

The real photo’s coming later, but here’s a quick #iPhone shot of the main reason my friends and I decided to make the trip to @YosemiteNPS this weekend: Once a year for approximately two weeks, the setting sun is aligned just perfectly to illuminate #HorsetailFalls in such a way that it looks like it’s on fire; a phenomenon known as “Firefall.” Because #YosemiteValley got a lot of snow this year, the strong flow from Horsetail Falls made this a fantastic year for #Firefall and tonight’s show definitely did not disappoint. #Yosemite #YosemiteNationalPark #landscape

A photo posted by Mark Willard (@markwillardphotography) on Feb 13, 2016 at 6:21pm PST

“Because #YosemiteValley got a lot of snow this year, the strong flow from Horsetail Falls made this a fantastic year for #Firefall and tonight’s show definitely did not disappoint,” posted Mark Willard on Instagram.


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