Video: Earth in Time-Lapse

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 21, 2014 7

The images from the film “Terra Sacra” were taken between 2006 and 2012 during the filmmaker’s personal travels and assignments. ©From the video “Terra Sacra,” Sean F. White

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. For a shot-by-shot breakdown, go to

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:

  • El Karama and Laikipia Plateau, Kenya

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,





  1. Molly Burke Kirova September 8, 2014 at 5:26 am - Reply

    Spectacular- just what the world needs after a tough day!

  2. Juan Luna-Kelser August 24, 2014 at 11:37 am - Reply

    Great short film. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Finn Hyttel August 24, 2014 at 9:52 am - Reply

    Hi Candice, thank you for sharing. It is a lovely journey.

  4. Mary Ann Unemori August 24, 2014 at 9:50 am - Reply

    Thank you for sharing this. Absolutely breathtaking.

  5. Thomas Sawyer August 24, 2014 at 9:49 am - Reply

    The music seems to match the photography, perfectly. If only we could feel the sensation, the natural surroundings, smell the aromas, and visit with the people in many of these places-how wonderful that would be!

    • Candice Gaukel Andrews August 24, 2014 at 9:54 am - Reply


      I absolutely agree!


  6. Bob Gettman August 22, 2014 at 6:08 am - Reply

    Thank you for sharing this inspiring video.

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