If you’re willing to take the trek out to Borrego Springs, CA, located about 85 miles North East of San Diego, and visit Galleta Meadows Estate, you will be rewarded for your efforts. The landscape is dotted with huge metal sculptures of dinosaurs, insects, mammoths and a giant serpent lacing up and down through the desert floor. And if that was all that you came to see on a day trip, it would already be worth it. Though, if you stuck around for the evening in this place, you’d be in for an even more incredible show. That’s because Borrego Springs is one of only four places in the world certified as a “Dark Sky Community”; the combination of those two facts led the time-lapse filmmakers of Sunchaser Pictures out there to capture this amazing footage.
All of these images are achieved without the use of any special effects. Using a Canon 6D and a 5D Mark II paired with 24mm f/1.4 and 28mm f/1.8 lenses, the trails were achieved through 25-second exposures and assembled via StarStaX. I’m sure the sights out there are amazing even with just the naked eye, but this video just takes stargazing to a whole other level.