National Geographic

VOICES Voices Icon Ideas and Insight From Explorers

Menu

Stunning Time-Lapse: Starry Wonders of the Canadian Rockies

When it comes to soaking in the stars, nothing beats a dark sky far away from the bright, blinding city lights.

Astrophotographer Jack Fusco escaped the light pollution that surrounds most of us to create his latest stargazing time-lapse film. Shot under the canopy of stars as seen from Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada, the film offers a glimpse of the true night sky.

Not only is Jasper one of the premier nature destinations in North America, it also happens to be one of the largest dark sky preserves in the world.

“I was lucky enough to have two clear nights to explore and shoot as many photos as possible to create a short time-lapse while there,” said Fusco.

“In the end, I took over 2,000 photos at locations such as Lake Annette, Athabasca Glacier, Pyramid Lake, and many others. Out of all the places I’ve traveled in search for dark skies, Jasper definitely offered some of the best views I’ve ever seen.”

So put the film on HD and full screen, and take a few moments to get away from all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Enjoy instead some awe-inspiring serenity from the Canadian Rockies.

Follow Andrew Fazekas, the Night Sky Guy, on Twitter and Facebook.

Comments

  1. Sarah Arnold
    January 10, 8:54 am

    Hi,Jack Fusco!
    Just wondering if you take a lot of time-lapse?

  2. Sarah Arnold
    January 2, 6:48 pm

    And I am talking about Andrew.

  3. Sarah Arnold
    January 2, 6:47 pm

    It was stunningly amazing. I wished you could try to take a video of a meteor shower,LOVE YOUR PICTURES!!

  4. Kyle U
    Alberta, Canada
    December 25, 2013, 3:06 am

    Great work! Jasper National Park is truly one of the most magnificent places on Earth!

  5. Jack Fusco
    United States
    December 24, 2013, 8:55 am

    Hi Shreyak,
    Thanks! The timelapse runs at 24fps. In total there were around 2,400 or so photos that were taken. Glad you enjoyed it.

    Thanks for the great article, Andrew!

  6. Shreyak
    SF
    December 23, 2013, 3:29 pm

    hey Andrew, beautiful Time lapse. I am just curious how much photos did you process in all and also what fps did you use? If you can kindly share the details..thanks