12,225 Mile Road Trip Around America in a 5-Minute Time-Lapse

Brian DeFrees spent two months between August and October of this year driving a giant loop around the United States on a 12,225-mile-long road trip. He captured a photo every 5 seconds using an intervalometer with his Canon 60D while in his car, and by creating individual time-lapse videos when parked or exploring an area. The result is this epic 5-minute long time-lapse.

Here’s the route he took:

…and his setup in which the 60D is mounted upside-down on his windshield:

You can see more stills and time-lapse videos from his trip over on the project’s website.

USA Drivelapse Project (via Laughing Squid)

  • bof

    Why would he go around WY ???…sorry im not american so I cant think of a reason 

  • Bob Berwyn

    Totally cool!

  • Alex O

    The only thing that would make this better is if you could see a map marker move along the route to see the position during the movie!

  • Kbledsoephoto

    Because WY doesn’t have any cool/famous sites :P

  • Jay

    Because Utah and Colorado are gorgeous, and other than Yellowstone, not much to see in Wyoming. Looks like he hit Yellowstone at least, and Glacier NP in Montana.

  • Mandy

    very unique and very interesting, a real snapshot of America!

  • Anonymous

    Also, I think he did that to cover a bit more states.

  • Xntrik

    Expect somebody to bitch about a good thing.

  • Anyrocktoclimb

    Oregon is so beautiful.  I want to live there so bad.  No state compares to its beauty.

  • Nitin Gajria

    What an EPIC drive! and great time lapse video. Trying to figure out what he used to mount the camera on the dashboard. Might be a good idea for a drive around Australia! Check out my Sydney time lapse project (just started) at