Namibian Nights

When I saw this the first time, it blew me away. This is an absolutely stunning time lapse video that begs to be described with a long, glowing list of superlatives. I love time lapse to begin with, and this one has an added dimension as the camera moves as well as the subject matter. It creates a fascinating, gorgeous nature film.

Here is an excerpt from the film’s description to give you an idea of what you are watching:

“It’s not easy to come up with something new when you visit the same place every year for more than a decade. Over the years Marsel has created the most extensive and most popular night photography portfolio of Namibia on this planet, and two years ago he decided it was time to take it to the next level.

The idea was to create a night photography timelapse video featuring his most popular subjects in this amazing country: the fairytale-like quivertrees and the eery, dead camelthorn trees in Deadvlei – something that had never been done before.”