This is truly beautiful. These are pictures of what is known as a firefall in Yosemite National Park. A firefall can only happen two weeks out of the year and is caused by light illuminating the waterfall to make it appear as though liquid fire is pouring down the side of the mountain.
The pictures can only be taken at Yosemite’s Horsetail Falls, and only for two weeks in February. The sun setting at the perfect angle causes the amazing effect.
When asked about the pictures, the photographer Sangeeta Day had this to say:
I’ve met photographers who said that they have been coming for 11 years only to see this happen 2 or 3 times.
It was supposed to happen around 5:30 in the evening, but I was there at 2 PM to find a spot. I finally settled for a tiny space under a thorny bush.
When the fall started glowing, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. For 10 minutes, all of us sat there mesmerized by this spectacle. When it ended, a few of us had tears in our eyes. Some of us were clapping.
And others were just ecstatic to finally get a chance to see it after trying for years.
It really is spectacular. You can check out the pictures below.