Yosemite waterfall turns to ‘flowing lava’

A window of time just opened in Yosemite National Park when nature photographers wait, as if for an eclipse, until the moment when the sun and earth align to create a fleeting phenomenon.

This marvel of celestial configuration happens in a flash at sunset in mid-February — if the winter weather cooperates.

On those days the setting sun illuminates one of the park’s lesser-known waterfalls so precisely that it resembles molten lava as it flows over the sheer granite face of the imposing El Capitan.

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14 Comments

  1. Biggus D says:

    AWESOME!

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  2. dhuber says:

    instagram can do that better

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  3. bigDickJackson says:

    Mordor!

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  4. ShredZgnar says:

    Thanks for the name of the waterfall.

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  5. deaf forever says:

    Firefall !

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  6. rob says:

    was the photo taken on Feb 11, ’13 -thanks

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  7. Doug Hayduk says:

    reminds me of the FireFall that the park used to have back in the 60s. I wonder how many people know about FireFall?

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  8. Phil says:

    Interesting that they don’t name the fall and interesting that one of the photos is of the Firefall from Glaicer Point from many years sog

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  9. weizer says:

    I wood like to be in the middle of the climb when that happens.

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  10. yo, semtie? says:

    that is the firefall, no doubt

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