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5 Awe Inspiring Time Lapse Videos of Nature

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Snowtime

Snow. Whether you love it, hate it, or start out loving it and then just get really sick of it, it never stops being fascinating. Russian filmmaker Vyacheslav Ivanov, captured the magic and intricate details of snowflakes forming into their unique individual shapes and elaborate, symmetrical patterns, through a combination of a camera and microscope at 25 frames per second.

Ivanov explains that the video actually captures a snowflake sublimating, or turning directly from a liquid to a gas, which is then shown in reverse.

The Mountain

Norwegian photographer Terje Sørgjerd, of TSO Photography, trekked up Spain’s highest mountain El Teide to capture both the mountain and the Milky Way. Footage taken over seven days shows the terrain, the sky above, a sandstorm rolling through the Sahara Desert, billowing clouds and towering trees, and also offers a stunning view of the beauty of our universe.

Hawaii Volcanoes

Photographer QT Luong has a gorgeous portfolio and an impressive resume, having photographed each of the 59 National Parks in the U.S. In his first time-lapse video, he captured stunning footage taken mostly at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in a unique “sea-to-summit” project.

“The volcanoes of Hawaii are such a dynamic landscape that to tell their story, I felt inspired to interpret them through motion using time-lapse and DSLR video,” he wrote in the video’s description.

From flowing lava trickling into the ocean and clouds parting to expose the Milky Way, to capturing what’s considered “the most beautiful sunrise in the world” from the top of Haleakala, one of the world’s biggest dormant volcanoes, Luong has certainly brought the volcanoes to life.

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3:01AM PDT on Jul 14, 2014

Beautiful and flat out awesome
thx for sharing

11:56PM PDT on Jul 13, 2014

Awesome!

9:40AM PDT on Jul 12, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

11:57AM PDT on Jul 11, 2014

Yep, nature is a wonderful thing!

6:08PM PDT on Jul 10, 2014

thanks, can't count how many times I've watched the Yosemite video.

5:57PM PDT on Jul 10, 2014

Beautiful, thanks.

7:14AM PDT on Jul 10, 2014

Beautiful, thank you for sharing! I especially loved the corals & the snowflakes... mountain scenery has never really been my thing.

5:22AM PDT on Jul 10, 2014

ty for sharing

5:14AM PDT on Jul 10, 2014

fantastique, merci

5:12AM PDT on Jul 10, 2014

wonderful, thank you

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