Unveiling Yosemite’s Hidden Gem: Behold the Rare Rainbow Waterfall Phenomenon

Prepare to be mesmerized by one of nature’s most awe-inspiring phenomena. These captivating images freeze the breathtaking moment when a waterfall in Yosemite National Park transforms into a magnificent fountain of vibrant colors. Witness the enchantment as a rainbow gracefully emerges within the misty spray of the California waterfall, painting the scene with an extraordinary display of natural beauty.

The natural wonder was captured by photographer Justin Lee, who was overjoyed to find himself in exactly the right place at the right time.

Mr Lee, from British Columbia, Canada, was standing close to a cliff at the Tunnel View lookout when he spotted the colourful scene.

He said: “The sun has to be in position to get the rainbow, and this photo was not planned by me beforehand. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time.

“I couldn’t believe how lucky I was to see such a sight, and just had to start taking pictures straight away.”

Mr Lee took hundreds of photos of the magical event.

He said: “I was there for about 30 minutes, snapping probably a couple of hundred photos at this particular location.

“I am a semi-professional photographer, although I am more a portrait and wedding photographer than a landscape photographer.

“I am inspired by the quality of light and colours, and Ansel Adams, one of the most famous photographers to have ever lived, who made his name at Yosemite National.”

The ideal conditions for a rainbow are the combination of sunlight and water droplets.

This usually comes in the form of rain, but fine spray from a waterfall is often just as effective.


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