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Our Planet: Atacama Desert

Once again, Martin Heck has done a great job in showcasing our planet on film. He’s back in Chile again, this time in the Atacama Desert. It’s been a while since we had a post in the Our Planet Series. In fact, the last one was back in January. However, this was worth the wait. As Heck comments on the YouTube page for this video, “[t]he Atacama desert is home to the darkest and cleanest... read more

Our Planet: Norway

I regularly post the time lapse films by Martin Heck of TimeStorm films, but somehow I missed this one. He released it back it December 2015 after a trip to Norway, and, as always it’s stunning. Heck describes the filming thus: Norway 8K shows the wild landscapes of Norway in ultra high resolution. From the coastal peaks of the Lofoten and Senja Islands to the fjords and highlands of southern Norway... read more

Our Planet: The Dolomites

I’ve been a bit slack keeping up with the wonderful work of Martin Heck of TimeStorm Films, but thanks to reader Amy Carparelli bringing it to my attention we’re not going to miss out. (The TimeStorm Films link is to their Facebook page, so it’d be great if you could express your appreciation of their work by liking the page if you’re on Facebook.) The Dolomites are a beautiful... read more

Our Planet: The Best Bits III – Swiss Alps

If you’ve never been to Switzerland, the typical images that come to mind are a chalets nestled in beautiful mountain passes, green meadows with Julie Andrews doing her thing, ski fields, and beautiful lakes. Whatever the image, the sky is invariably blue and clear, and the sun is shining. Martin Heck (Timestorm Films) has produced a time lapse film of the clouds in the Swiss Alps; the clear blue... read more

Our Planet – The Best Bits II – Calbuco

I meant to post this weeks ago, and somehow it got lost in the drafts. It’s an amazing time lapse film of Calbuco Volcano (Chile), which erupted  on the night of 22 April 2015 and again the following morning, for the first time since the 1960s. Martin Heck and Jonas Dengler of Timestorm Films were there doing some other filming at the time, some of which I posted earlier this week: Our Planet... read more

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