The magical Horsetail Fall is located in Yosemite National Park in California. Credited as one of the most photographed waterfalls in North America, it is 2,425 feet (739 m) above the valley floor. It’s a seasonal waterfall that flows in the winter and early spring specifically around the second week of February . It flows over the eastern edge of El Capitan in two different streams in Yosemite Valley.
Even though a small waterfall, it has gained popularity due to the spectacular golden streaks the waterfall exhibits when the setting sun’s rays hit only on a thin area on the waterfall at just the right moment. At this magical moment, the water fall lights up literally as if on fire…
Also called the natural “Firefall” is one of Yosemite National Park’s most awesome spectacles, besides the landscape, flora, and fauna which are equally amazing. No doubt it’s one of the best places on earth.
This natural phenomena occurs when there is the right amount of water, snow and the right amount of sunlight at the perfect angle plus you should be at the right spot.
The earliest known photograph of Horsetail waterfall was taken by Ansel Adams in 1952 and it was in black and white.
However the first colour photograph capturing this spectacular beauty of nature was taken by Galen Rowell and is one of the best snaps taken of the fall till date.
Now it has become a tourist spot, with thousands of photographers coming every year to watch and capture this extremely rare phenomenon.