Beautiful 'Firefall' Lights Up Yosemite Valley's Horsetail Fall

Yosemite National Park’s ‘firefall’ arrived prematurely this year, with visitors able to witness the fiery phenomenon from as early as February 6.

The rare event, which happens around mid-February each year, sees Horsetail Fall lit up by the setting sun, giving the waterfall a glowing, lava-like appearance.

Footage captured by Marc Bouldoukian shows the vibrant ‘firefall’ in all its glory. Credit: Marc Bouldoukian via Storyful