Lava-Like Clouds Engulf the Island of Tenerife in an Amazing Time-Lapse

Two photographers visiting an observatory in the Canary Islands capture the landscape at night.  

Visiting the Observatorio del Teide in the Canary Islands to teach time-lapse photography, Luis Caldevilla and Luciano Rodríguez decided to turn their cameras on the surrounding landscape at night. The observatory, part of the the Canary Islands Astrophysics Institute, takes advantage of the island's clear skies and location between east and west to study the sun with solar telescopes. Looking down from its vantage point 2,390 meters above sea level, the filmmakers capture seething clouds over the city below in this time-lapse video, A dos pasos del infierno (Two Steps From Hell).

For more work by Luis Caldevilla and Luciano Rodríguez, visit http://timelapses.tv/ and http://senses.es/.

Thanks to Alan Taylor for the video.

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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