This was filmed between 4th and 11th April 2011. I had the pleasure of visiting El Teide Mountain. Spain´s highest mountain at 3718m is one of the best places in the world to photograph the shining stars and the location of Teide Observatories, considered to be one of the world´s best observatories. The main object was to capture the beautiful Milky Way galaxy along with one of the most astonishing 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 perhaps 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 at approx. 3am in the night the sandstorm hit me, making it nearly impossible to see the sky with my own eyes.

Interestingly plenty of my cameras were set for a five 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’ve ever wondered how the Milky Way would look through a Sahara sandstorm. This is really breathtaking work, can’t even explain this. This is complete video, with amazing & perfect soundtrack, the quality of your images are just incredible, it really shows what a gorgeous world we have and most of the time we don’t even realize. We loved it; I consider this a gorgeous masterpiece. Wish you the best dude, keep on with this talent.

The Mountain from TSO Photography on Vimeo.

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