'Firefall' on Horsetail Fall
Why is this cliffside ablaze?

Horsetail Fall, Yosemite National Park, California

When nature converges in rare and glorious fashion on the east side of the rock formation known as El Capitan, Horsetail Fall is illuminated as if on fire. This phenomenon can only be seen for a couple of weeks in February if there is a clear sky, enough water flowing from snowmelt or rain, and perfect timing. This 'firefall' only lasts for around 10 minutes and vantage points can be crowded. Horsetail Fall and El Capitan are part of Yosemite National Park, the second-oldest national park in the US. We hope this year's visitors are fortunate enough to see this magical display.