Watch Kiwi landmarks change through timelapse project SnapShotMe video

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Photos from SnapShotME show the changing face of the Tasman Glacier.

A new project aims to get tourists and locals creating time-lapse images at popular landscapes across New Zealand.

Those behind the new initiative, named SnapShotME​, hope to capture evidence of climate change using photographs taken across the seasons by members of the public.

Arthur Machado​ and Christopher Butlin​ have placed designated photo stands at various New Zealand landmarks.

When photos have been taken and submitted, the SnapShotME team displays them as a timelapse on its website to observe weather changes across the seasons.

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Watch the seasons change at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

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Stands have been installed locally at the Christchurch Gondola, New Brighton pier, CPIT Aoraki, and the Christchurch Botanical Gardens.

SnapShotME project organisers Christopher Butlin and Arthur Machado at the stand at Mount Cook.
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SnapShotME project organisers Christopher Butlin and Arthur Machado at the stand at Mount Cook.

"In the short-term we've been able to watch season changes at the Botanic Gardens, from winter with no foliage at all to spring where the trees are getting green and there are flowers," Machado said.

Butlin said it was an opportunity for a single person to take part in a long-term project tracking the constant change in the environment around them.

"[People] can look back and see change over time while helping record science, as well as taking a positive spin on climate change that can sometimes have negative connotations," he said.

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SnapShotMe photos show the ever-changing landscape of Mueller Glacier.

"Our long-term plan is to try and get more organisations on board so we can expand our project."

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View more of the the timelapses at snapshotme.co.nz.

 - Stuff

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