In January of 2012, the Costa Concordia crashed into a reef off the Italian coast and capsized, killing 32 people. Its captain, Francesco Schettino, was charged with manslaughter, causing a shipwreck, and abandoning the ship during the evacuation. If you’ll remember from watching Titanic, the Captain should always go down with the ship…or at the very least, be the last person off.
Now, after over a year of preparation, the Concordia has been pulled straight out of the water in an unprecedented move. Sources say that no environmental spills have been detected and the entire operation was a complete success. The Concordia will now be shipped (heh) from the Giglio Island coast and converted into scrap metal.
It’s been a while since we featured a timelapse of some not well-known, yet probably beautiful part of the world. So let’s take a look at these timelapses from Slovakia from Matúš Lašan and remind ourselves that beauty can be found in the most unsuspecting of places.
Matúš Lašan / thanks vananovion!
Volcanoes are probably one of the most awe-inspiring aspects of nature to encounter. The bubbling magma, the sheer amount of destruction they are capable of, and the way the lava flows into the water and cools.
This timelapse by photographer QT Luong captures the volcanic activity at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, as well as some of the amazing starry skies and billows of steam that rise into the sky. It’s visual candy of epic proportions if you love nature.