Natural Phenomena

Majestic Set Of Clouds Looks Like A Giant Approaching Wave46s

Majestic Set Of Clouds Looks Like A Giant Approaching Wave

The sky is one of those things that never fails to render us speechless. There is something so beautiful in the fleeting masterpieces painted on the sky’s blue canvas, we are left awe-struck. The oeuvres d’art come in different colors, from the most faint whites to the boldest reds, and it’s the most beautiful sight we’ve ever seen. In this curious video we see mother nature in its finest form, as the sky is packed with fluffy clouds that resemble a big wave approaching the coast, making for a magnificent sight! A seiche is a standing wave in an enclosed or partially enclosed body of water, which is what we see in this amazing footage. Reportedly, it was a sweltering 85 degrees and muggy and the tide pulled out about 30 feet. If you look closely in the distance it appears as a huge wave is heading towards the coast. Fortunately, these people decided to watch the phenomenon from the coast, and decided to capture a video of this amazing sight and share it on the Internet, and we are so grateful for that! The sight is simply magical! Luckily, they didn't get any rain, but the wind was so strong when it hit the shore that they could hardly breath, filmmaker explains. This cloud masterpiece lasted only about 10 minutes, but the memories of it will last a lifetime! The credit for this beautiful sight goes to the clouds and the wind. After all, the sky is nothing but empty space in which the water condensation molds in whichever form it desires and creates different clouds. Their shape can vary and can mean many different things, they might hold large quantities of water, they might be high or low in the atmosphere and they might even be just the beginning of the harshest storms we’ve ever seen. Either way, clouds are quite the model. In addition, the wind can act an important role as well. It can stretch the water vapor into thin stripes across the sky, or it can make candy floss appear on the horizon. It can make them appear out of nowhere and make them vanish into thin air in the blink of an eye. Mother nature is the most talented painter in the world, she always knows how to grab our attention and surprise us in so many different ways! Clouds, those white puffy accumulations of moisture up in our gorgeous skies are simply amazing. We look up to Heavens every time we are outside. Do you ever look for shapes of animals, objects, faces, or just take in all the beauty those big puffy accumulations of moisture form? Well the big puffy clouds are called cumulus clouds. Cumulus clouds have flat bases and are often described as "puffy", "cotton-like" or "fluffy" in appearance just like mentioned above. Normally, cumulus clouds produce little or no precipitation, but they can grow into the precipitation-bearing congestus or cumulonimbus clouds. During a stormy weather, clouds are building, often creating some fun little characters, that we so much want to spot! If you like fluffy clouds, take a look of another phenomenon where sun rays give clouds a colored appearance, making for a magnificent view. The thick beams of light can turn the black sky a bright blue, the clouds gold, and sometimes even red. Together with the dust particles in the air, it might even make the sky appear in a perfect pink haze. There is no doubt that the sky knows how to paint some serious art, leaving onlookers in awe with its beauty. It can look so mysterious and ethereal. Credit: Pinewood lodge www.pinewoodlodgeestate.com

Raging River Of Lava Captured On Camera In Hawaii45s

Raging River Of Lava Captured On Camera In Hawaii

We all know that we are fighting a war against time to save our planet. Ecologists are warning us every day that our planet is dying, and it is all our fault. We hear stories about the rise of the ocean levels due to climate change, we read about PM10 and PM2.5 particles in the atmosphere, about floating islands of trash in the middle of our oceans, about holes in the ozone layers, about deforestation, about the rise of the average temperatures in the atmosphere. Nature is absolutely unpredictable. You can never be too sure what a single tiny movement might do to cause a shift in the whole ecosystem. You can’t predict an earthquake similar as to how you can not predict the weather. You can guess that it’s going to rain based on the ominous dark clouds, but you may never know if a wind sweeps in and blows them all away. There are also a lot of mysterious occurrences in nature. It doesn’t mean that they are mythical or otherworldly, it just means that we haven’t got the technology available yet to understand and explain them. We must never forget that our planet is and has been active ever since it was created. The first shape our planet took was as a big piece of molten hot rock floating into space. The freezing temperatures in the vast space cooled it down slightly, allowing the surface to be formed, but deep inside, there is still an enormous amount of trapped heat and energy sizzling beneath the surface. The Earth’s core is an endless amount of energy and it is responsible for keeping our surface warm enough for us to live on it. The Earth’s insides aren’t all solid. There is a viscous matter called magma that literally flows beneath the surface and is perpetually looking for a way out. Once it reaches the Earth’s atmosphere it becomes the fiery orange lava we see erupting from volcanoes. It bubbles up to the surface and hardens gradually to form volcanic rocks. These sorts of rocks are extremely rich in minerals and are ideal when growing all sorts of crops on them. However, from time to time, the amount of lava that surfaces is too much, so much so that it creates an eerie river of fire burning through everything that crosses its path. Check out this insane fast-flowing river of lava on the Big Island of Hawaii. How crazy is that? Although volcano eruptions aren’t that big of a deal in Hawaii because many of the volcanoes there are actually active, the May 2018 eruption of the Kilauea volcano wreaked havoc among the population. It caused a great deal of damage and financial loss. Kilauea had been in an eruption cycle since 1983 which has lasted for the past 35 years so scientists aren’t sure yet if these past few eruptions are a part of the old cycle or a brand new one. What dо you think about this video? Make sure you tell us more in the comments down below. If you like what you see, don’t forget to share it with others who might like it as well. It just might be the highlight of their day! Enjoy!

Rocks Bouncing On Frozen Pond Make Most Peculiar Sounds1m05s

Rocks Bouncing On Frozen Pond Make Most Peculiar Sounds

Nature is something that is truly amazing. If you just look around you, you can find interesting things everywhere you look. Nature is absolutely unpredictable. You can never be too sure what a single tiny movement might do to cause a shift in the whole ecosystem. You can’t predict an earthquake similar as to how you can not predict the weather. You can guess that it’s going to rain based on the ominous dark clouds, but you may never know if a wind sweeps in and blows them all away. There are also a lot of mysterious occurrences in nature. It doesn’t mean that they are mythical or otherworldly, it just means that we haven’t got the technology available yet to understand and explain them. One such phenomenon is the sound stone skipping creates when it hits the icy pond. Now, before you think that we’re making this up, check out this footage. There is almost never a dull moment when it comes to nature. The person in this clip here realized this and had a lot of fun with nature in the winter time! The person stands in front of a recently frozen pond with rocks all around them. They pick up one of the rocks and decide to throw in onto the frozen pond only for the unexpected to happen. The rock bounces on the pond’s surface and creates a sound that appears to be out of this world. The sound is almost like something out of a sci-fi movie! You really have to see it to believe it, or in this case, hear it to believe it! It all has to do with how sound travels through a medium. Basically, although you might not see it, the stone skipping is breaking the icy surface of the pond, and the cracks are the reason why it sounds the way it sounds. They have often been described as the sound a laser makes or even a bird caller. Another comparison is made with the famous slinkie device. What do you think? Doesn’t this remind you of the sound a lightsaber makes during a lightsaber fight in the iconic Star Wars franchise? Whichever way it may be, there is no denying it. Nature is marvelous and nature is the greatest artist creating the most interesting sounds ever. There are a lot of things we can’t explain to ourselves. Nature really does work in mysterious ways, combining atoms into molecules to create the most perfect specimen it wants to create. Nature truly is an artist. It creates the most intricate designs and combines the most uncommon colors making us admire it each and every time. It has mastered its craft throughout the millennia, getting better and better each time. It seems that each new attempt is a tiny bit closer to perfection. What did you think about this video? Make sure you tell us more in the comments down below. If you like what you see, don’t forget to share it with others who might like it as well. It just might be the highlight of their day! Enjoy!

mgesque
Published: June 5, 2018255,620 plays$377.04 earned
Epic glacier avalanche caught on camera2m07s

Epic glacier avalanche caught on camera

An avalanche on the Colchuck Glacier in Washington was set loose by a shoulder that broke off of Colchuck Peak. The intensity of the rock sounded like a jet plane! This is a frequently climbed route in the Cascade Range. Thankfully, nobody was in the path of the avalanche when this happened!

Massive Rockfall  Peels Off Mountain Face Leaving People In Awe40s

Massive Rockfall Peels Off Mountain Face Leaving People In Awe

Ralf Dujmovits, Salomé von Rotz and Nancy Hansen were climbing the Cassin Route on Piz Badile in Switzerland's Bergell Range when they captured this incredible moment. The unstable north wall of neighboring peak Piz Cengalo was spitting large blocks of rock all morning. In early afternoon, the mountain let go of a huge amount of granite, as seen in this video. But they knew it still wasn't the big event the Swiss geologists and engineers were expecting - that happened two days later. An estimated four million cubic meters of rock came down, causing several deaths, chaos and evacuations of huts and villages. Blocks of rock as big as an apartment building suddenly peel off the mountain face. As the cascade of rock tears down the mountain, it throws a serpentine cloud of dust into the air. And it falls with a loud thud, the sound can be compared to serac falls and avalanches. This rockfall resonates so much throughout the mountain that we can only assume how destructive it has been. Rockfalls are fascinating, powerful, complicated, and dangerous, so learning something about them can be useful. There are many causes that make up a smaller portion of rockfalls, including earthquakes, snowmelt, freeze-thaw cycles, and lightning. Still, for 26 percent of falls documented, the geologists can’t identify a cause (although the current thinking is that heat may be at work for some of these). It might be possible to predict rockfalls someday, but not for a long time. In the meantime, it is believed that a promising route is to look at thermal maps of rock faces. Warm air can surround both sides of a detached flake and heat it up faster than the rest of the cliff. These hot areas on the cliff could be the most likely to rip off next.

Bizarrely beautiful sunset in Puerto Rico19s

Bizarrely beautiful sunset in Puerto Rico

After Hurricane Maria things have been very different in Puerto Rico, even in the sky. This footage was captured traveling westbound on Highway 2 of the sun setting, but only in a very specific place in the sky. There are clearly delineated lines in the sky indicating something is preventing the sun from setting over the entire sky. However, there are no visible obstacles present.

MimiLynn
Published: May 13, 2018286 plays$0.28 earned
Massive Avalanche Leaves Tourists Dumbfounded2m25s

Massive Avalanche Leaves Tourists Dumbfounded

Torres del Paine National Park, in Chile’s Patagonia region, is known for its soaring mountains. Dramatic footage has emerged from Chile of two tourists having a very close call with a massive avalanche in the mountains. The video, captured by one of the tourists, shows the avalanche that charges through the valley and races down the mountainside. The avalanche starts suddenly and quickly unveils right in front of these people! It comes faster than God on a skateboard. One minute the slopes are pristine and the next they're moving. In seconds the powder is all over the mountain kissing it coldly. In another moment the weight of the snow is so heavy and the forward momentum is no longer under control. The light is gone. A minute ago there was a beautiful sunshine which can be now seen on the other side of the mountain. There is a sound mightier than thunder, a cracking, a warning of the violence to come. The accompanying noise with which the avalanche trickles down is deafening. In moments, it is tumbling in white, cold, then darkness and still more noise. Then everything stopped, not slowly, but suddenly. It is like being set in concrete. This is not the soft snow of making angels in the yard, this is more like the snow is being buried in earth. There are various kinds of avalanches, including rock avalanches, ice avalanches, and debris avalanches and snow avalanches constitute a relatively common phenomenon in many mountainous areas. The size of a snow avalanche can range from a small shifting of loose snow (called sluffing) to the displacement of enormous slabs of snow.

HonzadeKemp
Published: May 3, 20185,615 plays$7.11 earned
Spectators Observe As River Mixes With Sea In Tamil Nadu27s

Spectators Observe As River Mixes With Sea In Tamil Nadu

Almost every river flows to an ocean. Some only reach the shores of lakes, but most of the time, they eventually find their way to the sea. There are many ways how it can happen, but the most common one is when water overflows from the existing rivers and changes the direction of the riverbed. What seemingly starts as a calm and quiet spill, it soon becomes a roaring mass of water, louder than the ocean. This totally natural breach starts slowly and it pushes through the sand. As the river flows steadily, we can see that it makes a deeper and deeper channel to make its way to the ocean. The good thing is that this huge amount of water will overflow into the ocean, not causing damage in the local area. As the channel becomes wider and wider, more water is going through, securing its way to the ocean. As it gathers momentum, rolling down the sand, the speed increases and the amount of water is huge. At one moment, it is so strong that it can sweep off everything along the way. As the river, carrying out sand, pours into the ocean, it can be clearly seen the change of color it cause. The river blends with the huge expanse of ocean water and it can’t be stopped. The river and the ocean become one and the view is very powerful. The sky, the ocean and the river, merge in one enormous vastness that is hard to imagine. Rainfall over an extended period and an extended area can cause major rivers to overflow their banks. The water can cover enormous areas. Downstream areas may be affected, even when they didn’t receive much rain themselves. The rain water enters the river in many ways. Some rain will fall into the river directly, but that alone doesn’t make the river rise high. A lot of rain water will run off the surface when the soil is saturated or hard. It will flow to small rivers that flow to larger rivers and these rivers flow into even larger rivers. In this way all the rain that fell in a large area (catchment area) comes together in this one very large river. When there is a lot of rain over a long period, you see the river rise gradually as it is fed with water form smaller rivers. It takes time for all the rainwater to reach the river, but once it is in the river it has to flow downstream to sea. The water spreads out as much as possible flowing to the lower lying areas before slowly rising. A breach is very dangerous for the people living close to it. The strength of the water may carry cars, trees and even houses away. Take a look at this footage of a river flowing into the Gulf of Mannar in the village of Mookaiyur in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu. The incredible force of the river pummeling the ocean causes the sand beneath to shift and make a natural barrier. The muddy water slowly but surely turns to blue as it continues its journey into the sea. What dо you think about this video? Make sure you tell us more in the comments down below. If you like what you see, don’t forget to share it with others who might like it as well. It just might be the highlight of their day! Enjoy!

Elsiyas
Published: May 4, 20181,381 views
Powerful Air Currents Defy Gravity Sending Falling Water Up In The Sky19s

Powerful Air Currents Defy Gravity Sending Falling Water Up In The Sky

If one pours water you expect it to go down on the pavement, however while gravity says ‘yes’ the Hoover Dam says ‘no’. If you try to pour water off of this dam, the liquid will go straight to the sky. An updraft causes water to flow up and over this mom as she pours out her container over the Hoover Dam. Unbelievable! However, this is not magic, it is due to the crazy powerful updraft this big dam can generate. It is so powerful that it is capable to reverse water’s course and shoot it up in the opposite direction, i.e. towards the sky! Magic, right! This is not just something that happens at the Hoover Dam, and you can use things other than water bottles to see how powerful the air currents are. In addition, the power of water is often underestimated, and this video is a real proof that water is indeed very powerful! One tourist at the Hoover Dam in Nevada made an interesting discovery when she decided to pour water slowly out of her container. Due to the wind hitting the bottom of the dam and being forced upwards, it was creating an updraft so strong that the water was blown away and up into the sky. What a magical experience! Don’t be surprised to see people pouring water over the side of this engineering marvel, take it as a ‘scientific’ experiment. Watch as this Hoover Dam visitor puts this to the test and witnesses first-hand that if water is poured over the dam it indeed moves flows up, seemingly defying gravity. How amazing is that!

elhajj33
Published: May 1, 20181,359 views
Spectacular rainbow captured with drone1m17s

Spectacular rainbow captured with drone

Rainbows are mesmerizing. When they appear, our hearts are captivated in a magical moment; our feet seemingly goes off the ground for a moment and we can not help but to fall in a spell of fantasy. Check it out in this amazing footage!

TootsTeens
Published: April 24, 201897 plays$0.05 earned
Amazing Video Of How The Northern Lights Look Like To The Naked Eye2m48s

Amazing Video Of How The Northern Lights Look Like To The Naked Eye

What does the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) look like to the naked eye? We now have the technology to shoot the Aurora with real-time video, but is what the camera sees the same as what they eyes see? Alas, cameras can see colors more vividly at night that our eyes can. In this video, we explain why and what it looks like both to the camera and to the eye. The first thing to know is that the aurora doesn’t usually appear in brilliant colors all at once. Instead, it often gradually makes its presence known as a rainbow-like arc across the northern lights. Rather than being the unmistakable green color, though, it is can be an off-white color, almost like a cloud. The human eyes aren’t as well equipped to see color at night and so with the camera sees may be more vivid than what our eyes can’t see. This is because our eyes use rods and cones to see. The cones scent color while the rods are far more efficient photoreceptors which are not sensitive to color in the dark. Cameras can also accumulate light in a way that the human eye can not. However, that does not mean you can’t see color in the Aurora with the naked eye but that depends on the strength of the auroral activity. If you want to see vivid colors in the Aurora just hope for some strong activity, bring a digital camera and a tripod and keep looking up.

 Watch As Strokkur Geyser In Iceland Erupts44s

Watch As Strokkur Geyser In Iceland Erupts

Strokkur (Icelandic for "churn") is one of the most famous hot springs in Iceland and belongs to the famous Golden Circle. It is a fountain geyser in the Geyser geothermal area in the southwest part of the country, east of Reykjavik. Strokkur is a powerful hot spring and an impressive sight. It erupts about every 4–8 minutes and spouts water to a height of 15 - 20 m, sometimes up to 40 m. “When we started our Golden Circle tour, we had no idea that Strokkur was an erupting geyser. We heard that the most famous one – Geyser stopped erupting after an earthquake, but when we came there we were caught totally off guard. This video is taken at the third eruption we witnessed, when we knew which side to stay on, since some of the people got drenched in the foul smelling vapors of the geyser. Nonetheless, it was an amazing experience!" - say some of the bystanders. The geyser is a bit of a teaser, sometimes spurting a small one, then a few minutes later a huge one. The area gets usually quite busy but here we can see that there are plenty of space for people to spread out and watch the eruptions. You won't get tired of watching this particularly active geyser. With free entry, unobtrusive safety barriers and plenty of space to watch, every eruption is spectacular and gets a great reaction from the crowd. If you don't want to get soaked, make sure you stand upwind of the geyser. You may feel less than impressed, if you happen to stand downwind because you will get completely soaked from the water.

Thrill Seekers’ Close Encounter With Tornado Is Nothing But Incredible 54s

Thrill Seekers’ Close Encounter With Tornado Is Nothing But Incredible

Thrill seekers come face to face with a tornado between Katie and Wynnewood, Oklahoma in this extreme footage. As the video unravels, their noises of excitement and awe are becoming more and more tangible, and a mere sight at the tornado makes our stomach churn with fear. The intensity of this destructive vortex of violently rotating winds has the appearance of a funnel-shaped cloud as it advances beneath a large storm system. It sounds equally scary as it looks. We know that tornadoes are so powerful that they pick up houses like they are nothing and disintegrate them in the air. Tornadoes also pick up cars like they are toys, tossing them down the street. However, these adventurous souls seem like they are living for extreme weather conditions and real miracles of nature like this one, and their itchy feet won’t stop them witnessing the incredible. Their thirst for thrill dwarfs the impending danger of the tornado coming closer and close to their car. They are so near to the tornado that is on a direct path to their whereabouts, but the mere excitement that overtakes them is unmatched with their indifference. The sounds that the tornado makes are audible enough for us to hear. The trees creak outside and the dust is whipped up into the air, semi-blinding us as we look to the twister over the trees - a gigantic column of violently twisting air rotating in the air. We hope that these guys will do the only thing that seems reasonable here - to pack up the car, cram inside and drive like Satan himself is on their tail and no worry about speed limits at all.

Daredevil Walks Right Into A Dust Devil Tornado Just For Fun1m00s

Daredevil Walks Right Into A Dust Devil Tornado Just For Fun

Whilst driving through the Karoo in South Africa, this man spotted a dust devil and decided to pull over to film it. What he witnessed next was simply amazing and left him speechless! An unexpected and unusual sight was spotted whirling through the city of Karoo in South Africa. A dust devil travelled across a yard and a parking lot before disappearing into thin air. However, there is more to this story! In this clip, we see a man recording a video of a tiny dust devil from the side of the road. At first, we think that he only films the curious phenomenon, but moments later we spot something near the tiny tornado. A daredevil is seen hesitating to enter the dust devil. Can you believe this guy? Maybe this man captured the moment the micro-tornado formed out of twirling dust, but the man who dared to enter the dust devil stole the show and was the star shining bright in the spotlight! Creepy! Filmmaker stated that the dust devil appeared near the highway and he pulled over to capture it. However, he never expected to spot a daredevil who is courageous enough to test and experience what it feels like to be in the middle of it all! The nonchalant guy casually entered the dust devil without having second thoughts about what might happen to him! Is this man brave or crazy?! Watch this impressive footage of a dust devil swirling near a main road while a daredevil decides to join in the fun by walking directly into it? Would you ever dare to follow this man’s footsteps or is this a ‘kids, don’t try this at home’ moment? Let us know in the comments below!

DaleWestcott
Published: April 3, 2018194,983 plays$633.27 earned
A Spectacular Drone Footage Of  An Ice Phenomenon In The Netherlands1m16s

A Spectacular Drone Footage Of An Ice Phenomenon In The Netherlands

Have you ever thought about visiting The Netherlands and seeing all its natural beauties? Well if you haven’t thought of it here are some beautiful facts and inspiration about The Netherlands that will make you buy a plane ticket right at this moment! When you think about The Netherlands the first thing that comes to your mind in Amsterdam. We know, don’t act innocent! But The Netherlands has a lot of breathtaking places that will make you want to move there. Here is one favorite place of ours: The biggest lake Ijsselmeer. Ijsselmeer, shallow freshwater lake, northern and central Netherlands. It was formed from the southern part of the former Zuiderzee by the building of a dam separating the Ijsselmeer from both the Waddenzee (the northern part of the former Zuiderzee) and the North Sea. You can look this video of The Netherlands and how they are experiencing an incredible ice phenomenon in their biggest lake. It's getting warmer and all the ice sheets at the lake are starting to shove. It’s mesmerizing! Lake Ijsselmeer, Western Europe’s largest lake, is a beautiful place to spend a few days. You can skirt the perimeter by foot or bike and we recommend you do. It's very flat and incredibly peaceful. This lake in the Netherlands gives amazing opportunity to visit old fisher villages, enjoy the sun or fight your way through heavy winds. So, did you buy a ticket for The Netherlands?

mrterrox
Published: March 12, 20186,555 plays$9.24 earned
Heavy Flooding Creates Spectacular Underwater Forest33s

Heavy Flooding Creates Spectacular Underwater Forest

Nature is always there to surprise us. Whenever we think of something as absolutely stunning it morphs it into something even more beautiful. This footage comes to us from the greenest parts of Brazil and it shows us the results of the fluctuations in the water levels of Rio da Prata. When it rains a lot, the Rio da Prata river runs of slower form, causing its damming, thus increasing the water level of the Olho D'Água river. Despite the flood, on the day the video was recorded the waters of the Olho D'Agua river remained crystal clear due to their conserved riparian forest and being inside a Private Reserve of the Natural Patrimony - PRNP, a type of Conservation Unit. This was a rare episode, and by the end of the day the river had returned to its normal level. We would like to inform that on this date the tour operated normally until the 1st stretch, which, although it is also above normal, all the tourists left satisfied because they experienced a different and special day in the attraction! Faced with the repercussion of the video released on February 15, in social networks, which appears a submerged track, we wanted to pass some clarification. The fact really happened at the Rio de Prata Ecological Recanto (Jardim-MS) on February 02 and was recorded during the monitoring carried out by Waldemilson Vera. Credit: Recanto Ecológico Rio da Prata

Earthquake Creates Landslide Of Rocks That Flows Like A River1m10s

Earthquake Creates Landslide Of Rocks That Flows Like A River

Monsoon season brings much needed relief from the scorching heat that is spring time in Pakistan. Monsoon rains are quite heavy by nature and can cause significant flooding. But in the spring on 2016, all of this changed for the worse. March is considered to be pre-monsoon season, but the heavy rains that affected the country, especially the northern parts, lasted over several days. According to official reports, at least 45 people have been killed and 34 injured after the heavy rain across north-west Pakistan caused the roofs of dozens of homes to collapse. The heavy rainfall was followed by an earthquake of 6.6 magnitude. The shock caused a multitude of landslides all across the country, but this is the first we see that carried chopped up boulder with it, flowing downhill like a river. This landslide happened in April 2016 in the Gilgit Baltistan area of Pakistan. The water brought down with itself large stones from the mountain, creating a "river of rocks". Gilgit Baltistan is in the northern part of Pakistan with the mountainous terrain. Landslides and earthquakes are pretty common in this part of the region. A landslide, also known as a landslip or Mudslide, is a form of mass wasting that includes a wide range of ground movements, such as rockfalls, deep failure of slopes, and shallow debris flows. Although the action of gravity is the primary driving force for a landslide to occur, there are other contributing factors affecting the original slope stability.

WooGlobe
Published: February 7, 2018207 views
Drone Footage Captures Spectacular Ice Breakup On Frozen Humber River2m50s

Drone Footage Captures Spectacular Ice Breakup On Frozen Humber River

A mesmerizing footage has emerged of a winter phenomenon featuring ice breakups on a frozen river. Check out this majestic aerial photography of the Humber River during breakup after a deep freeze. So cool! This incredible drone footage has captured the dazzling sight of what a frozen river has turned into. Watch how dramatic this river sight is as ice parts are scattered all over the place. What a marvellous phenomenon to witness! This happens due to the dynamic interaction of moving ice with the flow and with the stationary ice cover. The breakup of the winter ice cover is a seminal event in the regime of northern rivers, and in the life cycle of river and basin ecosystems. Breakup ice jams can cause extreme flood events, with major impacts on riverside communities, aquatic life, infrastructure, navigation, and hydropower generation. Watch this cool phenomena as drone captures the impressive footage of ice chunks scattered all along Humber. You can see what is left of the previously frozen river, as the entire surface of ice broke up into chunks. The chaotic mess of ice and tree branches gave us a tingling sensation. Ice jams happen when ice-covered rivers get extra water from rain or snowmelt, rising up quickly and breaking up the ice in big chunks. Predicting whether and where the ice cover of a river is going to break up as a result of increased runoff, is crucial in such concerns as environmental impact assessment of climatic and hydrologic changes, emergency flood warning and mitigation, and winter hydro-power production.

Magnificent Cloud Formation Captured In Poland50s

Magnificent Cloud Formation Captured In Poland

The sky is one of those things that never fails to render us speechless. There is something so beautiful in the fleeting masterpieces painted on the sky’s blue canvas, we are left awe-struck. The oeuvres d’art come in different colors, from the most faint whites to the boldest reds, and it’s the most beautiful sight we’ve ever seen. The only ones responsible for this beauty are the clouds, the sun and the wind. After all, the sky is nothing but empty space in which the water condensation molds in whichever form it desires and creates different clouds. Their shape can vary and can mean many different things, they might hold large quantities of water, they might be high or low in the atmosphere and they might even be just the beginning of the harshest storms we’ve ever seen. Either way, clouds are quite the model. The wind can act an important role as well. It can stretch the water vapor into thin stripes across the sky, or it can make candy floss appear on the horizon. It can make them appear out of nowhere and make them vanish into thin air in the blink of an eye. For the colored appearance, the only things responsible are the sun’s rays. The thick beams of light can turn the black sky a bright blue, the clouds gold, and sometimes even red. Together with the dust particles in the air, it might even make the sky appear in a perfect pink haze. Either way, sky paints some serious art, and this footage is here to show it. This cloud formation appeared in Lower Silesia in Poland, and it had people in awe because of its beauty. It looked so mysterious and even ethereal. Some went as far as to believe that it was no regular thing but a work of extraterrestrials.

Loczek_PL
Published: January 20, 2018853 views
Massive Avalanche In Aspen Captured On Camera1m34s

Massive Avalanche In Aspen Captured On Camera

Originally founded as a mining camp during the Silver Boom in Colorado in the mid 1800s, Aspen is now the most elite winter resort and the most popular tourist attraction in the United States. The four ski areas around the town of Aspen get an average of 176 inches of snow per year. It used to be visited by musicians and writers but nowadays they are joined by corporate executives. Named after the abundance of aspen trees in the surrounding woods, it is situated in an area in the Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains and the Elk Mountains, along the Roaring Fork River at an elevation just below 8,000 feet (2,400 m) above sea level on the Western Slope, 11 miles (18 km) west of the Continental Divide.. In order to control the amount of snowfall on the ski terrains, as well as to reduce the risk of naturally-occurring avalanches, the authorities use strategically placed fuel-air explosives that generate an air blast strong enough to initiate a slide in a controlled environment. It is usually done in the early hours of the morning if possible, to avoid stray skiers that neglect the warnings. These controlled blasts have been able to save many ski seasons and keep the safety on the slopes to a maximum. This footage was shot by a tourist in Aspen during one of those detonations, showing the amazing way the powder falls and settles, minimizing the risk of a naturally occurring avalanche. In the middle of February 2018 the Colorado Avalanche Information Center issued an avalanche warning for the Aspen-area backcountry. "Human-triggered avalanches are very likely at all elevations," the warning said, with "natural avalanches that could run to the valley floors are likely. Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended." The reason behind this occurrence is this winter’s snowfall, where one-third of the cumulative snowfall fell in just two weeks. Avalanche control activities such as this one minimize the risks avalanches pose to the life, activities, and properties of humankind. These activities begin with a risk assessment by surveying for potential avalanche terrain. The geographic features, such as vegetation patterns, drainages, and seasonal snow distribution that are indicative of avalanches, need to be identified. From there, the hazard is assessed by identifying human geographic features such as roads, ski hills, and buildings that are potentially under threat. These programs address the avalanche risks by drawing up prevention and alleviation plans, which are executed during the winter season. The prevention and alleviation plans combine extensive snowpack observation with three major groups of interventions: active, passive, and social. Those are sometimes more narrowly defined as "explosive", "structural", and "awareness", according to the most common technique used in each. These avalanche control techniques either intervene directly in the evolution of the snowpack, or minimize the effect of an avalanche once it has occurred. Should the need of human involvement occur, avalanche control organizations develop and train thorough response and recovery plans. Have you ever seen an avalanche? What was it like?