In the Joshua Tree National Park and the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in California, filmmaker and photographer Henry Jun Wah Lee says he “encountered so much more” than he intended when he first set out to film the Perseid meteor shower.
Jun Wah Lee’s video — Ascendence — shows time-lapsed footage of not only the trees and meteors, but also lightning (this really gets going around 2:15 into the film), the Milky Way and rainbows.
The film to him shows “nature’s unpredictable power and beauty.”
Now, are you ready for his challenge? In the video’s description, Jun Wah Lee urges you to watch the video at full screen and count the meteors (Note: they really start flying around 1:20 ):
If you were fast enough to count the meteors, let us know in the comments how many you tallied up.
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