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A Forest Year: Time lapse videos of Earth’s cycle of the seasons

Watch the seasons change in this 15 month time lapse made from 40,000 still images, via GrrlScientist: A Forest Year by videographer Samuel Orr.

During a stay in a remote Indiana cabin, while on location to work on a PBS documentary project, Orr captured the seasons, above, and some of the local wildlife, below. Birds outside my house observes native birds nest in human-made structures:

Previously featured work by Orr: Return of the Cicadas.

Update via @stevesilberman: Here’s another beautiful time lapse illuminating Earth’s cycle of the seasons, this one by Eirik Solheim.


Watch more videos about seasons.

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