A filmmaker posted a breathtaking timelapse online Monday, showcasing incredible shots recorded at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona.
Featuring some of the "most unique landscapes on the planet," filmmaker Gavin Heffernan wrote online that he and partner Harun Mehmedinovic endured "intense conditions" to capture the stunning images.
"This area features what some have described as 'brain rocks' and 'cauliflower rocks,' possibly formed through earthquakes after the landscape was lithified from sand into rock," he wrote in the video's description.
"White Pocket sees very few visitors, due to an hour-long drive by strenuous sand roads often impassable due to rain and snow," Heffernan added.
Heffernan offered details about the extreme weather he shot the timelapse in.
"[O]ur shoot consisted of two days and two nights of intense conditions, including high winds, thunderstorms, fog heavy rain, and other obstacles," Heffernan wrote. "Despite the adversity, the tempest broke and some incredible stars shone through to put on a show."
The timelapse, dubbed "Tempest Vermilion," was recorded using Canon DSLR cameras and was made in partnership with the BBC Earth trilogy, Heffernan said.
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