19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Yosemite Firefall in Fall

When I was shooting firefall in Yosemite in February, I learned that the sunlight direction in October and February is similar. I always dreamed about capturing firefall in fall. However, it is normally drought season in late October in Yosemite. But miracle happened this year. On October 16 and 17, more than 40 inches of snow dumped in the High Sierra mountains. This could be once in a lifetime experience.

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Date Taken: 10.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON Z 7_2
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