See Incredible Photographs of the Grand Canyon Flooded with Clouds

A rare temperature inversion in the Southwest makes for some pretty epic nature photographs

Grand Canyon Inversion
Grand Canyon Inversion
Total cloud inversion near Desert View, Grand Canyon National Park, Friday, December 12, 2014.Maci MacPherson

Sometimes nature kicks the drama into high gear and when it does we’re always thrilled to see the awesome images that photographers can produce. Last week a rare weather phenomenon in the Southwest created scenery more incredible than normal at one of the nation's most popular national parks.

For the second year in a row, a temperature inversion swept through the Grand Canyon causing the park to fill with clouds, which ultimately made for some pretty surreal looking photographs.

[Via: Collosal]

Grand Canyon Inversion
Grand Canyon Inversion
Total cloud inversion near Desert View, Grand Canyon National Park, Friday, December 12, 2014.Maci MacPherson
Grand Canyon Inversion
Grand Canyon Inversion
Total cloud inversion near Desert View, Grand Canyon National Park, Friday, December 12, 2014.Maci MacPherson
Grand Canyon Inversion
Grand Canyon Inversion
Total cloud inversion near Desert View, Grand Canyon National Park, Friday, December 12, 2014.Maci MacPherson
Grand Canyon Inversion
Grand Canyon Inversion
Total cloud inversion near Desert View, Grand Canyon National Park, Friday, December 12, 2014.Maci MacPherson
Grand Canyon Inversion
Grand Canyon Inversion
Total cloud inversion near Desert View, Grand Canyon National Park, Thursday, December 11, 2014.Maci MacPherson
Grand Canyon Inversion
Grand Canyon Inversion
Total cloud inversion near Desert View, Grand Canyon National Park, Thursday, December11, 2014.Maci MacPherson
Grand Canyon Inversion
Grand Canyon Inversion
Total cloud inversion near Desert View, Grand Canyon National Park, Thursday, December 11, 2014.Maci MacPherson
Grand Canyon Inversion
Grand Canyon Inversion
Total cloud inversion looking down on the South Kaibab Trail on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, December 11, 2014.Michael Quinn