Posts Tagged ‘coloradowildfires’

NASA Photo of the Scar Left Behind by Colorado’s Waldo Canyon Fire

After scorching over 18,000 acres and burning down 346 homes, the Waldo Canyon fire near and around Colorado Springs, CO has left scars that are both literal and metaphorical in nature. And while it would be impossible to capture an image of the metaphorical scarring left by the most destructive fire in Colorado history, NASA’s Terra Satellite was able to get this false color image (which includes both visible and infrared light) showing the very literal scar the fire left in its wake.

Everything that’s bright red is unburned forest, white and gray parts are roads and developed areas, light-brown areas are slightly burned, and dark-brown areas are severely burned. You can see the full-sized image over on NASA’s Goddard Photo and Video Flickr stream.

(via PopPhoto via Gizmodo)


Image credit: Waldo Canyon Fire Burn Scar by NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Time-Lapse of the Colorado Wildfires

Dustin Henderlong of Snapjoy shot this time-lapse video last week of the massive Colorado wildfires from his 5th-floor office window. He used a Canon 5D Mark III, 50mm f/1.4 lens, an intervalometer, and an A/C adapter to continuously snap photos from 3pm Tuesday to 10am Thursday.

(via Doobybrain)