New Zealand is known for its rolling landscapes, rocky peaks and rugged, unspoiled magnificence. But if the nation’s already stellar repute as a shocking vacation spot wasn’t sufficient to persuade you to go, a brand new time-lapse video captured over the course of a yr highlighting the boundless magnificence on supply will certainly do the trick.
Called Aotearoa, the 4k video was shot and edited by photographer Corey Marshall, who visited places corresponding to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, Mount Aspiring National Park, Queenstown, Taranaki National Park, Catlins Forest Park, Wanaka and Tongariro National Park, spending hours journeying to distant places to get the footage.
“I have been fortunate to spend the last year living in New Zealand and have had the pleasure of experiencing some of the amazing landscapes that this country has to offer. This is my first attempt at a time-lapse video, and I spent countless hours hiking around lugging a heavy pack through the mountains to get to some of these awesome vistas. I feel lucky to have been able to explore this amazing country and share its beauty,” Corey stated.
Aotearoa is the Maori Name for New Zealand, and interprets to “the land of the long white cloud”, and the video reveals feathery formations passing over mountain ranges, heat sunsets on seashores and lakes and blooming flowers dancing in meadows. It took Corey over one yr to seize all the footage, and the video contains 30 totally different sequences, every containing roughly 300 totally different images.
“My most memorable experience was climbing up Roy’s Peak in Wanaka for a sunrise, and spending the first hour and a half of the hike wondering if I was going to get above the thick layer of clouds. About 45 minutes from the top, I came out above the low clouds and was able to witness the ocean of fog flowing around the mountains,” Corey stated.
More of Corey’s work is accessible at his official web site.