In one of the most beautiful videos we’ve ever seen, you can see Yosemite Falls transform into a cascading rainbow as the morning sunlight and high winds create a once in a lifetime natural phenomenon.
Photographer Greg Marlow captured this stunning event from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park. He set up his camera at the location to capture a Yosemite sunrise photo when he looked over to see the waterfall turning red. So he repositioned his camera on the waterfall. He was one of about 10 people to witness the event.
“Magical certainly is the right word. You can see the waterfall off the cliff and get immediately sprayed into mist by the high winds,” Marlow said to Cater News. “We lost it when we saw what was happening. It was beautiful.”
“I travel and take images of natural beauty year round,” he continued. “This goes down as the most jaw-dropping moment of my career so far.”
Learn about Yosemite Falls:
Yosemite Falls (2,425 ft)
Flows: approximately November through July, with peak flow in May.
Look for the ice cone at the base of the upper fall during winter and for roaring runoff April through June. Yosemite Falls, one of the world’s tallest, is actually made up of three separate falls: Upper Yosemite Fall (1,430 feet), the middle cascades (675 feet), and Lower Yosemite Fall (320 feet).
You can see Yosemite Falls from numerous places around Yosemite Valley, especially around Yosemite Village and Yosemite Valley Lodge. A one-mile loop trail leads to the base of Lower Yosemite Fall.