Le cascate di fuoco del Parco Nazionale di Yosemite

La natura ci regala sempre paesaggi meravigliosi, che si tratti del fazzoletto di terra che abbiamo dietro casa, delle montagne o dei parchi naturali, la bellezza trova sempre il modo di trovarci. Oggi vediamo insieme un particolare effetto ottico che si verifica circa 2 settimane l’anno, nel mese di febbraio, nel Parco Nazionale di Yosemite, l’acqua delle cascate sembra diventare lava.

Another perspective of the Firefall. This is a picture of the Horse tail waterfall in Yosemite. Every year for two weeks in February, the sun sets at a certain angle that illuminates the waterfall in luminescent orange and red making it look like a liquid fire. There are a number of conditions that need to be met to make this happen (enough snow, warm temperatures to melt that snow, and clear skies). I met photographers who said that they have been coming for 11 years only to see this happen 2 or 3 times. When the fall started glowing, I could not believe what I was seeing. For 10 minutes, all of us sat there mesmerized by this spectacle. When it ended, a few of us had tears in our eyes, while some where clapping , and others were just ecstatic to finally get a chance to see it after trying for years. #westcoast_exposures #usinterior #visitcalifornia #wildcalifornia_ #lonelyplanet #superhubs #500px #igdaily #ig_today #ig_impulse #ig_exquisite #princely_shotz #jaw_dropping_shots #artofvisuals #natgeoyourshot #igpodium #sfgate #nikon #yourtake #topshelf_shots #abc7now #firefall #rawcalifornia #optoutside #neverstopexploring #cnn #earthpix #igworldclub #beautifuldestinations #awesomeearth

Una foto pubblicata da Sangeeta Dey (@sangeetadeyphotography) in data: 19 Feb 2016 alle ore 09:19 PST

Alla fine di una bella giornata senza foschia, quando il sole tramonta la luce si riflette sulle Horsetail Falls e viene fuori una luce rossastra che somiglia ad un fiume di fuoco che precipita dalle pendici della montagna. Quello che si percepisce è una colata di lava che scende dalle rocce, anche se in realtà è solo il riflesso del tramonto sull’acqua.

Firefall: This is a picture of the Horse tail waterfall in Yosemite. Every year for two weeks in February, the sun sets at a certain angle that illuminates the waterfall in luminescent orange and red making it look like a liquid fire. There are a number of conditions that need to be met to make this happen (enough snow, warm temperatures to melt that snow, and clear skies). I met photographers who said that they have been coming for 11 years only to see this happen 2 or 3 times. When the fall started glowing, I could not believe what I was seeing. For 10 minutes, all of us sat there mesmerized by this spectacle. When it ended, a few of us had tears in our eyes, while some where clapping , and others were just ecstatic to finally get a chance to see it after trying for years. #westcoast_exposures #usinterior #visitcalifornia #wildcalifornia_ #lonelyplanet #superhubs #500px #igdaily #ig_today #ig_impulse #ig_exquisite #princely_shotz #jaw_dropping_shots #artofvisuals #natgeoyourshot #igpodium #sfgate #nikon #yourtake #topshelf_shots #abc7now #firefall #rawcalifornia #optoutside #neverstopexploring #nbcbayarea #earthpix #igworldclub #beautifuldestinations #awesomeearth

Una foto pubblicata da Sangeeta Dey (@sangeetadeyphotography) in data: 16 Feb 2016 alle ore 19:23 PST

Ogni anno tantissimi fotografi cercano di fotografare questo particolare effetto, ma oltre al trovarsi nel posto giusto occorre una buona dose di fortuna perché la giornata deve essere buona e non troppo fredda, altrimenti le cascate si congelano. Quest’anno delle bellissime immagini le ha portate a casa Sangeeta Dey e potete vederle su Instagram e 500px.

Altre splendide immagini sono state divulgate dal Dipartimento degli Interni americano.

"I Lava You" - Horsetail Fall, Yosemite National Park, CA. Each year during the second half of February, if there's enough snowpack atop El Capitan, if the temperature's warm enough to produce enough snowmelt, if the western skies are clear, and if the setting sun hits the water and spray at just the right angle, the natural phenomenon of Firefall occurs. We arrived at the park late in the afternoon this past Saturday and found a parking spot along Southside Dr. halfway between Cathedral and Sentinel beaches just as the orange glow was beginning. The place was absolutely packed for this rare show, but I found a tiny opening and wedged myself between a photographer and a tourist. Squatting on wet, slippery ice with the photographer's backside a few inches from my grill, I managed to get this shot of Firefall at its peak glow. ______________________________ Nikon D7100, Nikon 28-300. 125mm, f/14, 1/5 sec, ISO 100. Lightroom & IG. ______________________________ #firefall #yosemitenationalpark #yosemite_national_park #yosemitenation #findyourpark #nationalparkgeek #horsetailfalls #wildcalifornia ​​#rawcalifornia #visitcalifornia #californiaholics​ #ig_waterfalls #hotshotz_water #aqua_gallery​ ​#water_brilliance #water_perfection #igworldclub_h2o #exclusive_water #water_shots #water_captures #ig_northamerica #ig_all_americas #bw_beautifulworld #ic_february #multi_180216 #magical_shots_ #superhubs_boost #pf_nature #pocket_allnature

Una foto pubblicata da Jeff (@jeffreyplui) in data: 18 Feb 2016 alle ore 08:54 PST

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