House of the Sun: Majestic timelapse from Haleakala, a volcano bigger than Manhattan

House of the Sun timelapse
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One of the world's largest dormant volcanoes

If you need a reminder of how majestic our planet can be - or maybe just a Friday mental health break - check out this beautiful timelapse video by Dan Douglas. He made it during a trip to Maui, the second largest island in Hawaii, home of the Haleakala volcano. The video is composed of more than 5,000 images from 4 cameras on different motion control systems. Dan writes:

On a recent trip to Maui, I had the opportunity to visit the world’s largest dormant volcano – Haleakala. The size of this volcano is massive - Manhattan could fit inside. I’m still in shock at how awesome this place is. Arriving before sunrise, I placed a few cameras out in hopes to capture what people refer to as, “The most beautiful sunrise in the world.”

People gather from around the globe to witness this kaleidoscope of shifting colors – known as the “House of the Sun”. My hope is to give you a small glimpse of the energy, excitement and elegance this natural marvel brings.

I think he succeeded! See for yourself (make sure to watch it in fullscreen mode in HD):

Via Dan Douglas

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