Amazing photos capture fog filling Grand Canyon
- By AOL Travel, Dec 1, 2013
A once-in-a-decade natural phenomenon at the Grand Canyon saw the National Park fill with fog in a spectacular treat for visitors to the world-famous attraction.
The Grand Canyon National Park posted photos of the breathtaking phenomenon on its Facebook page on Saturday and captioned the image above: "Here's what Mather Point looked like this morning with the rare inversion. Rangers wait for years to see it. Word spread like wildfire and most ran to the rim to photograph it. What a fantastic treat for all!"
KCTV5 reports that a 'temperature inversion' was responsible for the beautiful sight.
The phenomenon happened as cold air was locked up in the Grand Canyon with warm air sitting above it.
The chilly air in the canyon cooled and clouds formed, filling it with fog.
Social media users took to Facebook to check out the amazing photos and one said: "THIS is far better than black Friday!!!"
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