Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Horsetail Falls - The gold waterfall

God, there are jaw-dropping places on this planet! Specifically, Horsetail Falls in Yosemite.

Photo credit: Wiggum03 on Flickr

The explanation: Horsetail Falls is a small seasonal waterfall that only appears in late winter and early spring. It flows over the east side of El Capitan, so as a backdrop it has one of the most impressive walls of granite in the entire park. Then – only for part of February, and only when the sky is clear – the very last sunrays of the day selectively linger on the falls, lighting it up with a golden glow that makes the water look like lava.

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