This transcendent time-lapse of New Zealand is a journey to Middle-earth

For his short film Aotearoa — a.k.a. the Māori name for New Zealand — photographer Nathan Kaso captured the Tolkienesque views of South Island. He explains of this video, "Locations include Queenstown, Arrowtown, Wanaka, Kinloch, Glenorchy, Fox Glacier, Mount Cook National Park, Twizel, Lindis Pass and Haast Pass." We're assuming the Nazgûl extended the momentary courtesy to stay out of the shot.


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Videos like this make me wonder why I chose teaching math as a career. Carrying a camera around NZ sounds much more exciting.