Journey through Nevada’s Valley of Fire in spectacular ‘Shot on iPhone’ video

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Valley of Fire in Nevada as captured with an iPhone 11 Pro
An iPhone 11 Pro was used to capture some breathtaking desert landscapes in a new Apple video.
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Apple shows off the capabilities of the Ultra Wide camera in the iPhone 11 Pro with a breath-taking video shot in scenic Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada.

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It’s called “A journey into the Valley of Fire — Shot on iPhone.” Apple says it allows watchers to “See how iPhone 11 Pro captured the otherworldly 4K video using the Ultra Wide camera in this deep dive into the Valley of Fire.”

Embedded in the video is the note: “Fifty miles from Las Vegas lie the remains of a monumental geological process. Sculpted by 200 million years of wind and water. An ocean of rock. A valley of fire.“

The iPhone 11 Pro video was filmed in an area that Nevada State Parks says is “world-renowned for its 40,000 acres of bright red Aztec sandstone outcrops nestled in gray and tan limestone.” Aside from the scenery, the park offers “ancient, petrified trees and petroglyphs dating back more than 2,000 years.”

Look for a cameo by a pair of tortoises in Apple’s video.

Don’t miss earlier “Shot on iPhone” videos

Apple regularly asks professional photographers to highlight the capabilities of its handsets. These often push the camera to its limits.

Fire and Ice, released last month, showed flame and cold seeming to perform spectacular stunts, together and separately.

Not all “Shot on iPhone” videos are abstract. The short film Daughter portrays three generations of Chinese women as they struggle with their relationships and changing gender roles. All recorded on an iPhone 11 Pro.