The Mountain

In just seven days of shooting, Terje Sorgjerd (TSOphotography) shot this time lapse video, composed of hundreds of thousands of photographs from Spain’s highest mountain @ 12,198ft. It is said to be one of the best places in the world to photograph astronomy and 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 explains that a massive sandstorm swept through one night, but was backlit by Grand Canary Island, making it look like golden clouds. See 00:32 of the great capture.

Terje has been published in some of the world’s biggest press and media outlets such as CNN, NBC, USA Today, Reuters, Discovery Channel, NatGeo, The Guardian, Wall Street Journal, Weather Channel and The Washington Post.

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