Panorama by @babaktafreshi
The World at Night program
Swipe left to see this 3-part panorama and the entire image on the slide 4. The Grand Canyon offers extremely dramatic scenes when you catch the right time and light. I was waiting for the moment after sunset. From the west (pic 1) to east (3) the view shows the light of early twilight on the canyon and the blue-purple color of the rising Earth shadow on the right, at the opposite horizon (east). An extinct volcano is also visible near the edge.
At 446 km long the Grand Canyon on the Arizona-Utah border is the longest canyon on Earth (not the deepest), a steep-sided gorge carved by the Colorado River steadily over several million years. Google “dreamview 102813” to see a larger view of the entire panorama and find more @babaktafreshi.#panorama#twilight#bluehour#dusk#atmosheric#grandcanyon#arizona@natgeo@natgeocreative
ABC News published a photo essay from my embed Monday with a Cal Fire strike team in Toro Canyon at the Thomas Fire. The fire blew up at sunset and we had to hit the safety zone downhill before rushing back up as the crews saved houses with minutes to spare. Perhaps the most miraculous save of homes I've seen in 75 fires. In this image three Cal Fire firefighters from the Lake-Napa Sonoma Unit pause watch air tankers make their last drops of the day and observe fire behavior before night fell and fire behavior dramatically increased. From left to right they are firefighters Jesse Prins, Clinton Frazell, and Jesse Cole. The fire behavior in Toro Canyon underscored the dangerous continuing nature of the Thomas Fire and the calculated risks firefighters take to save lives and property.
Thank you for your continuing hard work, and to every agency out on the fire line at the #thomasfire#cafire#calfire#usfs#climate#news#onassignment#dusk#sunset#socal#santabarbara#yellow#santabarbara#montecito