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Just a few times a year in February, the winter sun hits the Horsetail Fall just right to create an optical illusion that makes the water look like lava.

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The illusion is limited to just a few minutes but that short window usually attracts photographers from all over the world to capture the stunning phenomenon.

Photo Tour

Find more amazing photos using the hashtag: #FireFall

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