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New Zealand is truly a magical land with or without elves

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New Zealand is truly a magical land with or without elves

Shawn Reeder made this impressive time-lapse of New Zealand after he decided to leave his home and become a film maker around the world. His first stop was the country he always wanted to travel to "for as long as [he] can remember." Looking at this video, it seems like it was a truly great decision.

In the words of the author, Shawn Reader:

I have always wanted to travel to New Zealand for as long as I can remember, and so when I decided to move out of my home of 10 years and start pursuing film making around the world, I knew the time had come. It was one of the hardest decisions I've ever made to leave my beloved home, but I was more ready than ever to embrace the unknown and explore the world. I spent 3 months in New Zealand traveling in a Camper Van having one of the most incredible times of my life. I enjoyed countless nights under the stars, towering mountains, magical rainforest, stunning ocean, and meeting people from all over the world. It changed my life forever, and I know I'll never be the same.

Magical New Zealand is comprised of 8640 individual images from over 150,000 that were taken as I traveled around New Zealand for 3 months last spring. The inspirational music of Shaun Diaz is the perfect complement to this magical landscape. If you enjoy, please share!


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  • Technical Area 3 of Los Alamos National Laboratory, which is one of the largest multidisciplinary science and technology institutions in the world.
  • The Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory Multiprogram Research Facility (right), and the Visitor Center (left), in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
  • The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT), Sandia Labs, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Technology & Engineering Development Facility, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, located in Newport News, Virginia
  • The New Interdisciplinary Science Building for Energy Research at Brookhaven Lab, in Upton, New York
  • The Thomas J. Watson Research Center, the headquarters for IBM Research, in Yorktown Heights, New York
  • They conduct basic research in the fields of networks and distributed systems, scientific computing, and software engineering in the Simula Research Laboratory, Fornebu, Norway
  • The European Southern Observatory's headquarters in Garching, Germany
  • i.lab, the new research and development center for Italcementi in Bergamo, Italy
  • Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, at University of Glasgow
  • Wilson Hall, the central laboratory building of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois
  • The Mechatronics Building in the Science Park of the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz, Austria
  • The Science Learning Center at the University of Texas, Dallas. The tile exterior represents two scientific patterns- atomic emission spectra of gases, and human DNA.
  • Natural Science Engineering and Research Laboratory (NSERL) at the University of Texas, Dallas. The overlapping colorful anodized stainless steel shingles cover 15 percent of the building's surface.
  • The Health Sciences Education Building at University of Arizona in Phoenix was inspired by the canyon formations found throughout the state.
  • The Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, England
  • The Atlas Building of Wageningen University and Research Center, is an environmental research complex in Wageningen, the Netherlands
  • The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Stata Center is a home for computer, information, and intelligence science, in Cambridge, MA
  • The Bharati Antarctic research station, India's third Antarctic research facility
  • ALBA is a synchrotron radiation laboratory in Cerdanyola del Vallès, Catalonia, Spain
  • The Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility (SSRF), Shanghai, People's Republic of China
  • Technical Area 3 of Los Alamos National Laboratory, which is one of the largest multidisciplinary science and technology institutions in the world.
  • The Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory Multiprogram Research Facility (right), and the Visitor Center (left), in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
  • The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT), Sandia Labs, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Technology & Engineering Development Facility, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, located in Newport News, Virginia
  • The New Interdisciplinary Science Building for Energy Research at Brookhaven Lab, in Upton, New York
  • The Thomas J. Watson Research Center, the headquarters for IBM Research, in Yorktown Heights, New York
  • They conduct basic research in the fields of networks and distributed systems, scientific computing, and software engineering in the Simula Research Laboratory, Fornebu, Norway
  • The European Southern Observatory's headquarters in Garching, Germany
  • i.lab, the new research and development center for Italcementi in Bergamo, Italy
  • Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, at University of Glasgow
  • Wilson Hall, the central laboratory building of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois
  • The Mechatronics Building in the Science Park of the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz, Austria
  • The Science Learning Center at the University of Texas, Dallas. The tile exterior represents two scientific patterns- atomic emission spectra of gases, and human DNA.
  • Natural Science Engineering and Research Laboratory (NSERL) at the University of Texas, Dallas. The overlapping colorful anodized stainless steel shingles cover 15 percent of the building's surface.
  • The Health Sciences Education Building at University of Arizona in Phoenix was inspired by the canyon formations found throughout the state.
  • The Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, England
  • The Atlas Building of Wageningen University and Research Center, is an environmental research complex in Wageningen, the Netherlands
  • The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Stata Center is a home for computer, information, and intelligence science, in Cambridge, MA
  • The Bharati Antarctic research station, India's third Antarctic research facility
  • ALBA is a synchrotron radiation laboratory in Cerdanyola del Vallès, Catalonia, Spain
  • The Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility (SSRF), Shanghai, People's Republic of China
Technical Area 3 of Los Alamos National Laboratory, which is one of the largest multidisciplinary science and technology institutions in the world.

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