Nature is filled with endless inspiration and beauty, and there’s nothing more beautiful than the Grand Canyon. Each year, millions of visitors flock to the tourist hotspot in order to catch a glimpse of the mesmerising beauty this natural gorge has to offer. Named a UNESCO world heritage site, it’s one of the most visited national parks in the Western United States.
On rare occasions, a spectacular phenomenon is known as “full cloud inversion” occurs. This event is said to occur when cold air is trapped in the canyon, which is then covered by a layer of warm air. This combination of moisture and condensation allows this phenomenon to occur, which leaves the Grand Canyon completely concealed by fog, allowing visitors to feel as if they’re walking on clouds.
Luckily for us, photographer and timelapse maven Harun Mehmedinovic was lucky enough to witness this natural phenomenon and managed to capture this occurrence with an amazing timelapse entitled Kaibab Elegy.
The video is part of SKYGLOW, an ongoing project and crowdfunded venture that explores the effects and dangers of urban light pollution “in contrast with some of the most incredible dark sky areas in North America”, according to Twisted Sifter.
Have a look at a few of the stunning images below:
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