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This article was published on April 18, 2011


    Breathtaking time lapse video of the Milky Way and El Tedie

    Breathtaking time lapse video of the Milky Way and El Tedie
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    5 seconds into this gorgeous video and we were hooked. This beautiful time lapse featuring a sandstorm, the Milky Way, Grand Canary Island and El Tedie, Spain’s highest mountain was filmed between 4th and 11th April 2011 by Norwegian filmmaker Terje Sorgjerd. It is also the location of Teide Observatories, considered to be one of the world’s best observatories.

    The goal was to capture the beautiful Milky Way galaxy along with one of the most amazing mountains I know, El Teide. I have to say this was one of the most exhausting trips I have done. There was a lot of hiking at high altitudes and probably less than 10 hours of sleep in total for the whole week. Having been here 10-11 times before I had a long list of must-see locations I wanted to capture for this movie, but I am still not 100% used to carrying around so much gear required for time-lapse movies.

    -Terje Sorgjerd

    Enjoy it here:

    The Mountain from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo.

    Music by Ludovico Einaudi – “Nuvole bianche” with permission.