Terje Sørgjerd made the long journey to the top of El Teide, the tallest mountain in Spain. It, along with Teide Observatories, has a reputation for the best photos of stars in the world. Sørgjerd’s hike took an arduous week to complete with less than 2 hours of sleep per night. Every day he would set up his camera and record the heavens above.
Sørgjerd mainly wanted to capture the Milky Way Galaxy. Unfortunately, a sandstorm descended upon the Sahara Desert, obliterating any view from the naked eye. Sørgjerd set up his camera just in case.
What he discovered was Earth’s majestic beauty opening up to him. HIs video footage showed luminescent colors highlighting the skies like a beautiful painting.
…my camera had managed to capture the sandstorm which was backlit by Grand Canary Island making it look like golden clouds. The Milky Way was shining through the clouds, making the stars sparkle in an interesting way. So if you ever wondered how the Milky Way would look through a Sahara sandstorm, look at 00:32.
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