‘Hidden Miracles of the Natural World’, A TED Talk on the Power of Time-Lapse, Slow Motion and Microscopic Imagery

Louie Schwartzberg, the director of National Geographic documentary Mysteries of the Unseen World, recently gave the TED talk “Hidden Miracles of the Natural World”, where he discusses the ability of photographic techniques like time-lapse and slow motion to help us capture things otherwise undetectable to the human eye.

On a grand scale, time-lapse allows us to see our planet in motion. We can view not only the mass sweep of nature, but the restless movement of humanity.

Using rich video from his own work, Schwartzberg explains how visualizing things like air traffic patterns and animal locomotion can give us a fuller understanding of the natural and manmade world around us.

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