If you love nature, adding visiting our numerous national parks should be on your bucket list. Yosemite National Park is one of the most spectacular natural attractions in the country. There’s so much to take in; from the wildlife to natural glacial carvings and waterfalls, nature’s beauty is bountiful.
The park is home to several waterfalls; according to the park’s website, the optimal time for viewing them is Spring as the snow and ice are melting. Runoff typically occurs during May to June. Some waterfalls become dry as a bone come August, but then are rejuvenated in the autumn.
Photographer Greg Harlow visited Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park. He was there to capture the sunrise as it spread over the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Instead of observing the sunrise, he became entranced by another incredible sight.
The first rays of sunlight shone over the landscape, touching the spray coming off Yosemite Falls, one of the tallest falls in the world. It stands at 2,435 feet.
There are three parts to the falls: Upper Yosemite Fall, the middle cascades, and Lower Yosemite Fall. Greg was distracted by the “twinkling rainbow of light” which refracted off the spray; the sunrise gave the waterfall the appearance of a “cascading rainbow.”
“The high winds whipped up the spray making the view even more visibly stunning. The full spectrum of a rainbow poured down the face of the cliff.”
First came the shades of red; then quickly the other colors emerged. Additional footage captured at the same site has revealed moonbows, lunar rainbows, and spray bows, where moonlight refracts off the spray of water or the waterfall.
Don’t believe us? Watch the video yourself.