Timestorm Films – Nox Atacama

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An evening pause: From the youtube website:

The Atacama desert is home to the darkest and cleanest skies in the world. …The environment is harsh though. Filmed in freezing temperatures, altitudes up to 5000m/16000ft, salt lakes and icy slopes, the Atacama is not friendly to life and equipment.

Hat tip Willi Kusche.



  • Phill O

    Great movies. Know the basics but do not have the inkling to go that mile in photography.

  • ABPilot

    Beautiful. My wife is from that part of Chile. A few minutes outside the city center the stars are amazing. We go down once or twice a year. I need to learn how to take pictures of the night sky.

  • danae

    I had no idea there was any vegetation at all in the Altacama desert, much less a body of water. This is the most breathtakingly beautiful video I’ve ever watched on YouTube. Thank you, Willi Kushche (and Bob) for sharing this.

  • Jason Hillyer

    I had the exact same reaction as danae, breathtakingly beautiful indeed!!
    Also, it reminds me of those videos they play on TVs that are on display at Best Buy and Costco.

  • wayne

    Yes– outstandingly beautiful!
    Good one, Willi!

    Phill- it takes a lot of processing power!

    A previous Evening Pause:

    Dry Tortugas National Park
    Timelapse – Astronomical

    “The film was shot on Canon 5DSR & 5DIII cameras & lenses sponsored by Canon USA, aided by Alpine Labs’ Michron, powered by Paul C. Buff Vagabond Mini. LRTimelapse was used to process some of the shots.”

    (The same guy, Harun Mehmedinovic, has excellent film in the same vain, of Route 66 in the Mojave Desert, and of fireflies in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park.)

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