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Spectators Flock to Yosemite National Park for Annual 'Firefall'

'This was, without a doubt, one of the coolest sights I've ever been lucky enough to witness,' one photographer tweeted

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    Breathtaking 'Firefall' Lights Up Yosemite National Park

    It's back! The annual winter phenomenon known as the "firefall" has returned to Yosemite National Park, transforming Horsetail Fall into what looks like a lava-spewing cascade.

    (Published Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019)

    It's back!

    The annual winter phenomenon known as the "firefall" has returned to Yosemite National Park, transforming Horsetail Fall into what looks like a lava-spewing cascade.

    The breathtaking visual scene only happens between the middle and end of February when light from the setting sun hits the waterfall at just the right angle.

    Jeff Saliba tweeted that he drove 3.5 hours through snow on Monday to capture a glimpse of the glowing orange and yellow waterfall.

    "ABSOLUTELY WORTH IT!" he said in his tweet.

    Photographer Brady Kenniston also made the journey to capture the magical view that emerged as the sun ducked behind the horizon Monday evening.

    "This was, without a doubt, one of the coolest sights I've ever been lucky enough to witness," he tweeted.

    Eric Rubens took to Instagram to share that he made the lengthy trek from Orange County in Southern California to visit the famous national park and snap photos of the "firefall."

    "Firefall lived up to its name," Rubens wrote. "Incredible to witness this once a year event and in between snaps it was nice to soak it in and remember the experience."