After spending two days writing about what atheists in Bangladesh have to deal with, I feel the need to indulge in another of Martin Heck’s time lapse videos of New Zealand. This one is slightly different from the others I’ve featured, in that it’s about the making of his videos. It drives along roads I’ve driven myself, and the quality of his filming makes me feel like I’m doing it again.

In addition, it has some fun real time encounters with a duck, a weka (a native flightless bird) and a sea lion. It is perhaps my favourite of his films in many ways as it creates a bit of the feeling of what it’s like to be a New Zealander enjoying our Great Outdoors. He even manages to get in a bit of body surfing!

Previous episodes in the Beautiful New Zealand series:

Beautiful New Zealand I Amplitude by Martin Heck

Beautiful New Zealand II Awakening by Martin Heck

Beautiful New Zealand III Solitude by Martin Heck

Beautiful New Zealand IV Tongariro National Park by Bevan Pervical

Beautiful New Zealand V 2015 Showreel by Martin Heck (a compilation of his favourites)

Beautiful New Zealand VI Agitation by Martin Heck