Gorgeous northern lights timelapse uses 6,500+ photos shot in Alberta over two years


Richard Gottardo, a Calgary-based photographer, spent months in the Rocky Mountains hunting and photographing northern lights.

Now, 2 years and 6,500+ photos later, Gottardo has combined his beautiful images into this dazzling new 3-minute time-lapse short film, aptly titled “Alberta’s Northern Lights.”

This beautiful video took three full days of photo editing and one day to produce. Gottardo said he used very little in the way of effects to create the video, since the lights are radiant enough on their own. The key is just having a camera that is sensitive on low light, and of course, really good lenses.