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News Animals through time-lapse – part two

25 August 2016 Daniel Curtis
(Above: A spider briefly drops by during one of our time-lapse projects!)

In the follow-up to our first ‘animals through time-lapse’ blog we take a look at more time-lapse videos which feature more of our four-legged friends (some of which are rather wild!)

With its roots in chronophotography (as explored in part one), time-lapse is an image capture method that certainly ‘owes one’ the animal kingdom.

And what better animal to kick-off part two with than a dog… but not just any canine.


As you may have noticed, we have featured this first video on our blog before but it’s just too good not to share again.

‘The Pegasus Project’ is a perfect example of how time-lapse can be used to document the aging process of those we animals we love the most – our most beloved pets.

Viewed over three million times on YouTube, this special time-lapse project by Dave Meinert spans the progress of dog ‘Pegs,’ from when she was rescued at 4-weeks old to a 7-month-old teenager.

With serious health concerns when rescued, she continues to flourish in her new home, which makes this such a heart-warming project.

As Meinert himself wrote, “This record of Pegasus’ life became something very personal as it grew.”

This video pays homage to the many ways that photography can invoke strong emotional responses, particularly when part of a professionally produced time-lapse sequence.

Of course, the cuteness of the subject also helps to pull at the heartstrings, too!


From domestic to the wild, this time-lapse video shows some of the arctic wildlife on the shores of ‘South Georgia Island’ in the Atlantic Ocean.

The long-term capture highlights the streamlined movements of the clouds as they make shadows over the arctic peaks and the gentle lapping of the water as it reaches the shore.

As the camera remains fixed in certain positions for lengthy periods during shooting, the lively movements of the young penguins inland offer an enjoyable contrast to the more stationary sea lions staggered along the shoreline.


As this final video demonstrates working outdoors can also pose some difficulties in areas that are occupied by wildlife.

This time-lapse of the Glacier National Park in Montana, USA shot by Greenpeace captured more than just the melting glaciers and alpine tundra.

Their video footage was interrupted by a Marmot – a large squirrel native to mountainous areas in the US, Europe, Asia, Pakistan and India.

The camera captured more than it bargained for as the inquisitive animal makes its way towards the lens giving it a friendly greeting… before eventually nudging it off its mount.


Please take a look at part one for more animal-related time-lapse videos from across the Internet.

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