Bhutan is known for its forest conservation, for its “gross national happiness” and for what has been described as its “relentless beauty.”

Described as “An around-the-world journey celebrating our sacred Earth; six-years in the making … seven continents … 24 countries,” Terra Sacra—the six-minute film that you are about to see, below—is an unforgettable, time-lapse journey to our planet’s ancient monuments and most remote landscapes.

Photographed and edited by Sean F. White, with an original score by Roy Milner, the film’s images are divided into three acts: Primordial Earth, Past Meets Present and Eternal Universe.


Iceland is one of the most spectacular countries on Earth: it’s a paradise of glaciers, hot springs, lakes, mountains, volcanoes and waterfalls.

You’ll recognize many of the scenes from Terra Sacra (which is Latin for “sacred Earth”) because you’ve probably visited several of them yourself on a Natural Habitat Adventures’ trip, such as:

• St. Andrews Bay and Fortuna Bay, South Georgia, Antarctica

• Paro and Thimphu, Bhutan

Pantanal, Brazil

• Hraunfossar, Iceland


The baobab trees in Madagascar, known locally as “renala” or “reniala” (from Malagasy, meaning “mother of the forest”), are up to 2,800 years old. They are a legacy of the dense tropical forests that once thrived on Madagascar.

• El Karama and Laikipia Plateau, Kenya

• Baobab Alley and spiny forests, Madagascar

• Arthur’s Pass and Lake Wanaka, South Island, New Zealand

Machu Picchu, Peru

If you haven’t yet seen much of this beautiful world for yourself, this film is sure to inspire you.

So go. Now.

Here’s to finding your true places and natural habitats,