I think what made this firefall on this past Sunday so special, was the swirling mist and clouds around it. Do you see the 🧡? In my last post that was taken a few seconds later you can see that same heart start to dissipate.
“Firefall” at Yosemite National Park in California. Photos by @eye.c#universe_dope
Almost every mid-to late-February, Yosemite's Horsetail Fall — a seasonal waterfall that flows when the snowpack melts in the winter and early spring — glows a bright and fiery orange.
However, the firefall happens only under the right conditions. For starters, the sky needs to be clear. In addition, the sun needs to set at the right angle in the western sky; this creates the illusion that the waterfall is burning, Live Science reported previously. Even some haze or minor cloudiness can greatly diminish or eliminate the effect.
ABD’nin Kaliforniya eyaletine bağlı Yosemite Ulusal Parkı dünyanın en gözde yerlerinden biri. Yılda 3 milyon turisti ağırlıyor. Fotoğrafçılar, sadece şubat ayının ortalarında ve güneşin batımı anında 6 dakika süren Kızıl Şelale’nin fotoğrafını çekmek için birbiriyle yarışıyor. Yosemite Şelalesi, gün batımıyla birlikte rengini kızıla çevirmesi ve at kuyruğuna benzetilmesinden dolayı, bu tarihlerde ismi Kızıl Şelale ve At Kuyruğu şelalesi olarak anılıyor. (Fotoğraf: Tayfun Coşkun/AA)
When I was a cop with the Park Service I was permanently assigned to "Intercept", a green dope grow unit. I know, it's California..., who cares? The cartels plant large marijuana grows (think 12,000 plants) on public land to avoid purchasing, permitting, and any oversight whatsoever. Also "white boy grows" are common. (think Deliverance but with weed). These clandestine grows can present a huge threat as far as outdoor enthusiasts are concerned. Booby traps, armed "mopes" (gardeners), and insecticides (Carbofuran is commonly used and has one of the highest acute toxicities to humans of any insecticide widely used on field crops) Also kidnappings. In 2016 Calaveras county had 4 brothers kidnapped by a cartel and enslaved to work on their illegal marijuana farm. They were there for 5 months before they escaped.
This stuff happens nearly every week. It's so common that no one cares until the nightmare becomes real. Don't become a victim because you failed to update your perception. Training is available. DM me if you are having trouble finding counter custody, antikidnapping training in your area. I know a few people.
Yosemite National Park, één van de meest bezochte plaatsen in de Verenigde Staten. Met aan de ene kant een 670 meter hoge rots, Half Dome, aan de andere kant een 900 meter hoog granieten blok, El Capitan en enorme watervallen. Het is daar genieten van de adembenemende uitzichten. In het park tref je daarnaast nog honderden soorten vogels, prachtige alpenbloemen en zoogdieren. Wat vond jij het mooiste in Yosemite NP?