Fire Fall, Yosemite National Park

Susan Holt Fine Art Photography

In February each year for about two weeks, the shadow of El Capitan will block the light to one side of Horsetail Fall making a perfect mask. That causes the falls to glow much like the Firefall event, back in the late 1800’s. As the sun travels back northward as spring approaches, the angle of the setting sun along with the shadow from El Capitan will come to the edge of the falls and sets the waterfall ablaze with fiery reds and oranges, similar to a fire falling down the cliffs on the shoulder of El Capitan.



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