Photographer Kartikeya Sharma spent 10 months patiently collecting and curating stunning time-lapse footage for his video project, The Ancients. And boy, did it pay off.

The result is a five-minute ode to the overpowering beauty of remote Australia. In the video description, Sharma says that the shooting process involved a lot of “patience, despair and occasional dejection followed by optimism, hopefulness, face-offs with strong weather conditions and equipment breakdown during shooting process.”

Sharma has said that the work is more than an exercise in creating timelapses. His goal was to create a work that depicts the “spiritual communion of the oldest land, in Red Central Australia.” Read more…

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‘Ancient Australia’ is brought to life in jaw-dropping timelapse video