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Iceland’s Midnight Sun: a Time-Lapse Treat!

This beautiful time-lapse video was created by photographer Joe Capra during his 17-day solo trek around Iceland in June 2011. A “photographer’s paradise”, summer in Iceland never gets fully dark as the Sun sets around midnight and rises three hours later. The stars don’t even reappear until August!

Joe states on his Vimeo page: “For 17 days I travelled solo around the entire island shooting almost 24 hours, sleeping in the car, and eating whenever I had the time. During my days shooting this film I shot 38,000 images, travelled some 2900 miles, and saw some of the most amazing, beautiful, and indescribable landscapes on the planet. Iceland is absolutely one of the most beautiful and unusual places you could ever imagine. Especially during the Midnight Sun when the quality of light hitting the landscape is very unusual, and very spectacular.”

A stunning video… thanks Joe! Be sure to check it out in full-screen HD for maximum awesomeness.

“My advice to everyone out there, photographer or not, is simple… You MUST visit Iceland sometime during your lifetime. You will never regret it.”

Follow Joe Capra on Twitter @scientifantasti and on www.scientifantasti.com.

Credit: Joe Capra. Music: “The world is our” by This Will Destroy You

Jason Major

A graphic designer in Rhode Island, Jason writes about space exploration on his blog Lights In The Dark, Discovery News, and, of course, here on Universe Today. Ad astra!

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