Yosemite Meadow Fire

On fire one of the most beautiful places on earth. In the past, several wildfires have burned at the periphery of Yosemite National Park, however, when the Meadow Fire flared up on Sept 7, 2014, it was the first time in memory that a major wildfire occurred in the scenic heart of Yosemite, next to Half-Dome.

Capturing the fire as a time-lapse introduced a new dimension to those already most iconic fire images.

The opening sequence presents an unusual sunrise view in a smoke-filled Yosemite Valley. The remaining clips, made at Glacier Point, show the fires on the nights of Sept 8 and Sept 9, separated by a smoky sunrise. Notice how due to vigorous fire-fighting the intensity had diminished within a day.

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