El Capitan in Yosemite National Park (California) glows at sunset. This effect is known as alpenglow, and it commonly occurs Yosemite during the winter months. iPhone photo by Kari Cobb.

El Capitan in Yosemite National Park (California) glows at sunset. This effect is known as alpenglow, and it commonly occurs Yosemite during the winter months. iPhone photo by Kari Cobb.

Horsetail Falls in Yosemite National Park, California. Each February, the falls appear to be "on fire" due to the way the light hits them--but only if conditions are just right during a limited window of time.

Horsetail Falls in Yosemite National Park, California. Each February, the falls appear to be "on fire" due to the way the light hits them--but only if conditions are just right during a limited window of time.

Lavafall at Yosemite -This is nature’s version of the old man-made Yosemite Fire Fall. During the winter in Yosemite, coming off of El Capitan, there is an almost nonexistent waterfall called “Horsetail Falls.” Many maps don’t even have it marked. During the last two weeks in February, IF there is water trickling over the edge, and IF it is clear at sunset the setting sun will turn this waterfall into a stream of molten fire. The waterfall lights up like molten lava due t

Lavafall at Yosemite -This is nature’s version of the old man-made Yosemite Fire Fall. During the winter in Yosemite, coming off of El Capitan, there is an almost nonexistent waterfall called “Horsetail Falls.” Many maps don’t even have it marked. During the last two weeks in February, IF there is water trickling over the edge, and IF it is clear at sunset the setting sun will turn this waterfall into a stream of molten fire. The waterfall lights up like molten lava due t

✮ Light at sunrise on El Capitan - Guadalupe Mountains National Park, West Texas

El Capitan At Sunrise

✮ Light at sunrise on El Capitan - Guadalupe Mountains National Park, West Texas

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