There was a Full Cloud Inversion at the Grand Canyon and this Guy Got an Unreal Timelapse of It
Millions of visitors a year come to Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park. It’s one of the seven natural wonders of the world and the most visited national park in the western United States.
On extremely rare days when cold air is trapped in the canyon and topped by a layer of warm air—in combination with moisture and condensation—a phenomenon referred to as a full cloud inversion occurs. In what resembles something between ocean waves and fast clouds, the Grand Canyon is completely obscured by fog, making the visitors feel as if they are walking on clouds.
Timelapse photographer Harun Mehmedinovic was fortunate to not only witness the phenomenon but capture it as well in the amazing timelapse below entitled, Kaibab Elegy.
The video was filmed as part of SKYGLOW (skyglowproject.com), an ongoing crowdfunded quest to explore the effects and dangers of urban light pollution in contrast with some of the most incredible dark sky areas in North America. This project is being produced in collaboration with the International Dark-Sky Association (darksky.org), a non-profit fighting for the preservation of night skies around the globe.
You can see our previous post featuring the amazing SKYGLOW project here.
The film was shot on Canon 5DSR & 5DIII cameras & lenses sponsored by Canon USA, aided by Alpine Labs’ Michron & Pulse, powered by Paul C. Buff Vagabond Mini. LRTimelapse was used to process some of the shots.
Credits: Producer/Editor/Shooter: Harun Mehmedinovic, Music: Pete Davis & James Banbury