Sunset causes ‘firefall’ at Horsetail Falls

Photographers are flocking to California’s Yosemite National Park to snap photos of the “firefall,” a waterfall that looks like it’s made of fire.

The U.S. National Park Service said the “firefall” at Horsetail Falls is caused for about two weeks each February by the setting sun reflecting off the water at just the right angle to make the falling liquid appear to glow orange.

Officials said this year’s firefall is particularly stunning.

“The waterfall is bigger than it has been in a long time due to all the rain and snow we have received,” National Park Service spokesman Scott Gediman told CNN.

Gediman said photographers have been flocking to the El Capitan picnic area to snap photos of the falls at sunset.

“I’ve seen a few photographers get here at 9 a.m. to claim their spot for the sunset,” Gediman said. “All we ask is you be respectful to the park and make sure what you packed … you pack up and take out.”

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