Time-lapse photography shows various perspectives of the 2013 Rim Fire, as viewed from Yosemite National Park. The first part of this video is from the Crane Flat Helibase. The fire is currently burning in wilderness and is not immediately threatening visitors or employees. The second half of the video is from Glacier Point, showing Yosemite Valley, and how little the smoke from the fire has impacted the Valley.
As of today, this fire is 80% contained, although it grew over the weekend.
To me, this is just another reminder of how small we are in the grand scheme of things. Our thoughts are certainly with the brave firefighters who are workin their tails off in less than ideal conditions.