Under the night sky


The product of hundreds of hours spent underneath the stars in Tongariro National Park, this series of startling New Zealand scenes is the culmination of many cold nights and a love of the outdoors.

Amateur Taupo videographer Bevan Percival has spent the past couple of months trekking in and around Mt Tongariro to put together this timelapse of NZ scenery.

Displayed at 25 frames per second, the video shows the changing weather and landscapes in the volcanic Central Plateau.

Percival said it was the first timelapse video he had attempted and was now working on volume two.

"We're very fortunate in New Zealand to have these kinds of scenery, when it's a clear night. So while there have been some very cold nights spent outdoors it's been great to see scenes such as these."