World's 5th Highest Waterfall -- in Yosemite -- Now on Webcam

Image: Courtesy Yosemite Conservancy
Image: Courtesy Yosemite Conservancy

North America's highest waterfall, Yosemite Falls, which is also the fifth highest in the world, can now be viewed in live snapshots thanks to a new webcam at Yosemite National Park. It is the fourth webcam offered by the nonprofit Yosemite Conservancy.

"This technology makes the park's incredible scenery accessible to anyone, anywhere and at any time. What could be better than starting your day by viewing Yosemite Falls?" asked Mike Tollefson, Yosemite Conservancy President. The other webcams, which are viewed annually by 400,000 people, show El Capitan, Half Dome, and a view of the high Sierra Nevada Mountains. "We added the Yosemite Falls webcam in response to the public's request for live images of this iconic setting," added Tollefson.

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Speaking of which, the webcam images can also aid the public in planning since Yosemite Falls does not flow year round ("approximately November through July, with peak flow in May," according to the National Park Service).

To learn more about Yosemite Falls, the Conservancy has produced this "Nature Notes" video:

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