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By Meghan Keneally

Two friends who met online joined together to make a stunning time-lapsed video showing the natural majestic nature at Yosemite National Park.

The California park spans 761,268 acres and is has a varied landscape that includes mountains, forests, and rivers.

While over 3.7million people visit the park annually, that doesn’t seem to clog up the space. Of the video’s 40 different locations, only three show the presence of people.

The four minute time-lapsed video shows the natural majestic nature at Yosemite National Park

California dreaming: Yosemite, located in east central Cafornia, spans 761,268 acres and is has a varied landscape that includes mountains, forests, and rivers

Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill met through Vimeo and worked on the project together

Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill are the two men who worked on the piece together and they posted it to the video-sharing site Vimeo on Friday.  

On his website, Mr Delehanty calls himself an ‘adventure photographer’ and says he is based in the San Francisco Bay area.

He works at a climbing gym which surely helps while scaling the mountains at Yosemite to set up he and Mr Neill’s cameras for the time-lapsed project.

Mr Neill is based in San Juan Capistrano in southern California and is a self-proclaimed ‘tech guru’ with a new-found ‘addiction’ to travel photography.

The pair met through Vimeo and decided to work together on their latest endeavour.

The video shows the varied nature of the Yosemite landscape, which is at times luscious and barren at others

Popular pines: Yosemite is home to a large percentage of California's famed Sierra Nevada trees

The colors of the sunset at the park are so incredible that they almost appear fake

'We were complete strangers before it all started, but after we met on Vimeo our idea came into sight, and then began the challenge to make numerous trips to (Yosemite National Park) where we would capture the beautiful landscape it offers for visitors every year,' they write on their project’s page.

They shot their video using a Canon 5D Mark II camera and different Canon and Zeiss lenses.

Each picturesque scene lasts for a few seconds, but because of the time-lapse technology, the viewer is able to see what happens in the spot over the course of several hours.

The artists wanted to 'capture the beautiful landscape it offers for visitors every year,' they wrote

The video shows the contrasting environs of the park, with forests nestled between mountains

Remote: Though there are over 3.7million visitors to the park every year, only three of the video's 40 locations have people pictured in them

The drastic differences in environment throughout the park are highlighted as some show luscious forests of famed California Sierra Nevada trees while others show the barren rock-filled mountain tops that appear other-worldly.

Shooting stars are seen frequently in the footage of the night sky.

The artistic duo used a motion controlled dolly to ensure that the moments weren’t ruined by an unsteady hand.

The video is set to the song Outro by French band M83.

Help: The photographers used motion-sensor dollys to help them keep the cameras in place for long periods of time

Snowy night: The snowflakes and stars cloud the night sky, and a number of the evening shots showed shooting stars


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so beautiful scenes,breathtaking...

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