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Photographer Captures Unbelievable Image of Rare ‘Firefall’ at Yosemite National Park

18 Feb 2016, 12:29 pm

Screen Shot 2016-02-18 at 12.23.17 PMSangeeta Dey Photography posted the image on her Facebook page saying, “…Every year for two weeks in February, the sun sets at a certain angle and illuminates the waterfall in luminescent orange and red, making it look like a fluid fire. I’ve met photographers who said that they have been coming for 11 years only to see this happen 2 or 3 times.

The phenomenon was supposed to happen at 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 people were clapping. And others were just ecstatic to finally get a chance to see it after trying for years.”

Firefall:Yesterday, Frank Somerville KTVU shared my photograph of the Firefall phenomenon in Yosemite. Thereafter, NBC…

Posted by Sangeeta Dey Photography on Wednesday, February 17, 2016

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