After “The Aurora” time lapse video (which you can watch here) Terje Sorgjerd is back filming on El Teide, Spain´s highest mountain at 3715m “one of the best places in the world to photograph the stars and is also the location of Teide Observatories, considered to be one of the world´s best observatories”.

More images, information and details after the jump.



The goal was to capture the beautiful Milky Way galaxy along with one of the most amazing mountains I know El Teide. I have to say this was one of the most exhausting trips I have done. There was a lot of hiking at high altitudes and probably less than 10 hours of sleep in total for the whole week. Having been here 10-11 times before I had a long list of must-see locations I wanted to capture for this movie, but I am still not 100% used to carrying around so much gear required for time-lapse movies.

A large sandstorm hit the Sahara Desert on the 9th April (bit.ly/​g3tsDW) and at approx 3am in the night the sandstorm hit me, making it nearly impossible to see the sky with my own eyes. Interestingly enough my camera was set for a 5 hour sequence of the milky way during this time and I was sure my whole scene was ruined. To my surprise, my camera had managed to capture the sandstorm which was backlit by Grand Canary Island making it look like golden clouds. The Milky Way was shining through the clouds, making the stars sparkle in an interesting way. So if you ever wondered how the Milky Way would look through a Sahara sandstorm, look at 00:32.


Available in Digital Cinema 4k.

Terje Sorgjerd gear: 5D Mark II, Canon 17mm TSE, Canon 16-35mm II, Canon 24/1.4II, Sigma 12-24mm

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Music: Ludovico Einaudi – Nuvole bianche

UPDATE, April 18 – MSNBC interview: