The Beauty of Namibian Nights in Timelapse Motion

It took Marsel van Oost­en two years and 16,000 images to cre­ate a time­lapse video that cap­tures the inef­fa­ble beau­ty of Namib­ian Nights. Shot with Nikon D3, D3s and D4 cam­eras, the film high­lights van Oost­en’s favorite sites in Namib­ia — “the fairy­tale-like quiv­ertrees and the eery, dead camelthorn trees in Dead­vlei.” For each sec­ond of video, 30 pho­tographs were tak­en. Namib­ian Nights won First Prize in the 2012 Trav­el Pho­tog­ra­ph­er of The Year Awards.

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  • Ksenia says:

    Wow, this is amaz­ing­ly gor­geous. It’s stag­ger­ing to think that two years of work went into a 1 min video — that’s ded­i­ca­tion.

  • infod says:

    WOW this is amazing.…Amazing pho­tog­ra­phy and videog­ra­phy

  • Jackie Cadkin says:

    Dur­ing our stay in Namib­ia in July 2012, my hus­band and I lay on our lanai and watched this incred­i­ble night sky. This film cap­tures that sight well, but noth­ing cap­tures the entire expe­ri­ence like being there.

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