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Best Travel Time Lapse Videos of Australia

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Visit Uluru in a time lapse video; photo by Global Oneness Project/Flickr

The problem: Australia is massive and there’s much to see that the average traveler can barely make it past a few highlights. The solution: Watch time lapse videos of Australia so you can cover hundreds of miles in just a few minutes.

I’m joking, of course, but time lapse videos are my new obsession. These videos are created using a technique where the frame rate is much lower than that used to view the sequence. In other words, the photographer will take a photo every minute, and then string these photos together at a rate of 100 photos in a minute. So instead of spending the evening watching the sunset with a cocktail in hand, you only need 90 seconds in front of your computer.

So if have a few minutes now, here are four of my favorite Time Lapse Videos of Australia.

Australian TimeLapse Montage by BonbonOverdose is by far the slickest of the group. It includes footage taken over a year, including some major festivals with a funky tilt-shift effect. Geographically, it focuses on the Sydney area but it also ventures over to Lake Eyre in South Australia.

Sydney – Uluru – Sydney: Time Lapse from Stefan Knauff reminds us that a regular commercial flight can often be a sightseeing experience. Most of the footage is taken from the three-hour flights to/from Sydney and Ayres Rock, with of course some gorgeous shots of light against Uluru.

The quality on Australia´s Northern Territory Timelapse by MoosKurrat isn’t so great because it was done in 2008 and it’s incredible how photo technology has improved in just few years. But don’t let that distract you from the amazing content: 160,000 photos taken from Darwin to Alice Springs, which is a 1500 km drive.

Epic Australian Road Trip Time-Lapse by CWCcougar is epic indeed — it’s over 30 minutes long. But that’s actually pretty speedy when you consider that they cover over 12,000 km over 28 days.

One Response to Best Travel Time Lapse Videos of Australia

  1. Andi
    Twitter: andiperullo
    April 17, 2012 at 7:17 pm #

    Beyond gorgeous! I LOVE this part of the world.

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