Besides the extreme drought, The Meadow fire is one of the most tragic natural disasters sweeping across California these days.
And this timelapse video of Meadow Fire in Yosemite National Park introduces a new dimension. Enjoy!
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 occured in the scenic heart of Yosemite, next to Half-Dome. Capturing the fire as a time-lapse introduced a new dimention 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.