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This jaw-dropping video shows the full cloud inversion, a rare phenomenon in the Grand Canyon, and was shot with Canon gear

 

The amazing video above shows a rare phenomenon known as the full cloud inversion. Harun Mehmedinovic tells us what the phenomenon is about, and how they produced the video:

Millions of visitors a year come to Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park, one of the seven natural wonders of the world and the most visited national park in the western United States. However, on extremely rare days when cold air is trapped in the canyon and topped by a layer of warm air, which in combination with moisture and condensation, form the phenomenon referred to as the full cloud inversion. In what resembles something between ocean waves and fast clouds, Grand Canyon is completely obscured by fog, making the visitors feel as if they are walking on clouds.

This video was filmed as part of SKYGLOW, 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 International Dark-Sky Association, a non-profit fighting for the preservation of night skies around the globe.

Canon EOS 5Ds R and EOS 5D Mark III cameras and Canon lenses were used to shot the film, 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.

Original video premiered on BBC Earth. High resolution stills can be found here.

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