Yosemite’s fiery horsetail: Flickr photo of the day

Michael Clemmer
CompassMarch 4, 2013

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Every year, from the 16th to the 23rd of February, hundreds of photographers from around the world descend on Yosemite National Park in California. All of them intent on photographing the same thing: “Horsetail Fall.” At that special time of the year, the setting sun is behind El Capitan, but the waterfall is ablaze with golden light as it tumbles down the face it.

This year, one of those photographers was Los Angeles-based pro Nikhil Shahi, who quickly uploaded his prize image to Flickr.