Namibian Nights

When the sun goes down, Namibia transforms into something truly magical. Check out this short time-lapse video that captures that magic.

Namibian Nights

This is a short post but the visuals within the following video will speak volumes.

Namibian Nights from Squiver on Vimeo.

Namibia has some of the darkest nights visible from any continent. It is therefore home to some of the more spectacular skyscapes, a few of which have been captured in the above time-lapse video.

“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. But instead of going for static scenes, Marsel decided to add movement to the scenes by using a dolly system.

“Each second of video consists of 30 photographs. In total, [director] Marsel van Oosten shot more than 16,000 images over a period of two years for this project.”

The video won First Prize in the “2012 Travel Photographer Of The Year Awards”. And rightfully so.

Absolutely Breathtaking.

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