A stunning film captures the Colorado wildfires

Paradise in flames, and set to music VIDEO

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“Every time you see disaster footage, there’s always a dark, shaky quality to it,” filmmaker Matt Johnson told The Huffington Post. So he took a different approach to a string of wildfires that burned through Southwestern Colorado this June. What he came up with is a unique perspective on the 33,000 wildfires witnessed so far this season. His time-lapse captures the scale of an inferno that, from afar, is almost beautiful:

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Lindsay Abrams is a staff writer at Salon, reporting on all things sustainable. Follow her on Twitter @readingirl, email labrams@salon.com.

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