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The Sublime Beauty of a Supervolcano: Watch Time-Lapse Video

BY Tara MacIsaac TIMESeptember 29, 2016 PRINT

Yellowstone National Park sprawls over one of the most powerful supervolcanoes on Earth. The steamy mist and swirl of colors in the surrounding geothermal features blend with a fiery sunset and billowing clouds in the time-lapse film, “Hades Exhales,” by Harun Mehmedinovic. 

Time-lapse is perfect for capturing the subtle dance of pine-needles and for sweeping through a day of beauty into a starry night in just a few minutes. 

“Hades Exhales” is part of SKYGLOW, a crowdfunded project that raises awareness about light pollution by exploring the most impressive dark-sky preserves in North America. 

A peaceful start culminates in a burst of shooting stars and steaming geysers. Mehmedinovic wrote in a description of the video: “This breathtaking volcanic ritual serves as reminder that some of the most beautiful parts of nature are often the most dangerous.”

From "Hades Exhales" by Harun Mehmedinovic.
From “Hades Exhales,” by Harun Mehmedinovic.

From "Hades Exhales," by Harun Mehmedinovic.
From “Hades Exhales,” by Harun Mehmedinovic.

From "Hades Exhales," by Harun Mehmedinovic.
From “Hades Exhales,” by Harun Mehmedinovic.

From "Hades Exhales," by Harun Mehmedinovic.
From “Hades Exhales,” by Harun Mehmedinovic.

For more of Mehmedinovic’s work, see www.BloodHoney.com or follow @modrac on Twitter. 

​​Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her 10 years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.
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