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

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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.

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

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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