54,000 Photos Made This Stunning Canadian Time-lapse

If there’s any place on planet Earth deserves a time-lapse, it’s the breathtaking Canadian wilderness. This short video from German filmmaker Flo Nick takes you on an awe-inspiring journey through the landscape, capturing its ruggedly beautiful essence to perfection.

Alive is a sweeping time-lapse that travels through the wild expanses of Alberta and British Columbia, making the most of the natural sights along the way. Through sleeping forests, over snow capped-mountains, and around sparkling lakes, the time-lapse showcases Canadian wilderness like no other.

Night falls and a blanket of stars appear, before a neon aurora begins to shimmer behind the silhouetted peaks. Travelling over 5500 km in just 6 weeks, Flo Nick crafted the time-lapse from a whopping 54,000 individual photos.

Once returned home from the lengthy shoot, he engaged with the even lengthier editing process; it took 9 months in total – and it shows. Each scene is clearly lovingly crafted, and is a testament to his intentions with the project.

Flo Nick writes, “By making this project, I want to raise awareness of our wonderful planet earth which we have the privilege to be part of.

“That’s why we have to take responsibility for it – for the place where we are alive.”

In terms of gear, he wielded a Sony A7SII equipped with a Canon 16-35mm f/4 and Rokinon 14mm f/2.8. The night scenes were shot using a Pentax-X 50mm f/1.7 and a 100mm f/2.8. For the smooth motion through the scenes, Flo Nick used the eMotimo Spectrum ST4 and an ifootage Shark Slider.

For more of his work, visit his Vimeo page or follow him on Instagram!



Ed Carr is a Yorkshire-born landscape photographer and nature writer. Having spent his youth in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, he takes any opportunity to don his hiking boots and head out, camera in hand. When not out taking pictures or hastily scribbling down his thoughts, Ed’s halfway up a hill out chasing after his dog, Hendrix.