Speed Stargazing over Tongariro

Amateur Taupo videographer Bevan Percival has captured “breathtaking” time-lapse film showing the star-packed night skies and landscapes of the volcanic Central Plateau over a six-month period. PetaPixel writes: “Shot using a Canon 5D Mark II, various lenses, and a Dynamic Perception 6’ Stage Zero motorized dolly, it will keep your eyes glued to the screen all five minutes and fifty-nine seconds.”


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Human-Sized Penguin Lived in New Zealand

Human-Sized Penguin Lived in New Zealand

The BBC reports on the findings of the remains of a giant penguin the size of a human that were discovered in Waipara, North Canterbury by amateur palaeontologist Leigh Love in…